History Film / ShadowOfADoubt

19th Jul '17 7:47:38 PM Fuzzybluestockings
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* OneHeadTaller: Cotten is quite a bit taller than tiny little Teresa Wright. This might make the climax less than believeable to some.

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* OneHeadTaller: Cotten is quite a bit taller than tiny little Teresa Wright. This might make the climax less than believeable believable to some.


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* WrongGenreSavvy: Ann, to a degree. She keeps thinking that events will play out like the plots in the novels she reads.
-->'''Ann:''' You must be hiding.
-->'''Jack:''' We're not hiding.
-->'''Ann:''' Well, you said "hsst." People who are hiding always say "hsst."
4th Apr '17 3:45:15 PM Mdumas43073
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''Shadow of a Doubt'' is a 1943 suspense film directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. Joseph Cotten stars as Charlie, a SerialKiller on the run who comes back to his hometown to hide from the police. Teresa Wright is his niece, also called Charlie, who [[CoolUncle idolizes him]]--until the agents hunting "Uncle Charlie" reveal to her who her uncle really is.

Said to be Alfred Hitchcock's favorite of his own films. Appropriately for a film set in a small town, the screenplay was co-written by Creator/ThorntonWilder. Check out Creator/RogerEbert's discussion on it [[http://www.rogerebert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111109/REVIEWS08/111109966/1004 here]].

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''Shadow of a Doubt'' is a 1943 suspense film directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. Joseph Cotten stars as Charlie, a SerialKiller on the run who comes back to his hometown of Santa Rosa, California to hide from the police. Teresa Wright is his niece, also called Charlie, who [[CoolUncle idolizes him]]--until the agents hunting "Uncle Charlie" reveal to her who her uncle really is.

Said to be Alfred Hitchcock's favorite of his own films. Appropriately for a film set in a small town, the screenplay was co-written by Creator/ThorntonWilder. Check out Creator/RogerEbert's discussion on it [[http://www.rogerebert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111109/REVIEWS08/111109966/1004 here]].
2nd Apr '17 5:53:45 AM Fuzzybluestockings
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* TheDitz: Mother Emma is quite the bimbo. When the detective suggests that he take out her daughter for dinner so she can show him around town, she says with a big stupid grin, "Ann?" Ann is ''eleven.'' When he tells her he meant her older, adult daughter, she still insists he should take out Ann instead.

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* TheDitz: Mother Emma is quite the bimbo.airhead. When the detective suggests that he take out her daughter for dinner so she can show him around town, she says with a big stupid grin, "Ann?" Ann is ''eleven.'' When he tells her he meant her older, adult daughter, she still insists he should take out Ann instead.
29th Jan '17 4:07:34 AM MovieFan2000
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* AxCrazy: Uncle Charlie. Despite being more composed and calm than any other example it's clear that there's plenty wrong with him...
21st Jan '17 11:07:39 AM mlsmithca
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* ChildhoodBrainDamage[=/=]SingleIssuePsychology: It's implied that a brain injury Uncle Charlie suffered when he was hit by a car as a child is what caused his "[[SerialKiller problem]]".

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* ChildhoodBrainDamage[=/=]SingleIssuePsychology: ChildhoodBrainDamage: It's implied that a brain injury Uncle Charlie suffered when he was hit by a car as a child is what caused his "[[SerialKiller problem]]".



* EvilUncle[=/=]CreepyUncle: Oh boy.

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* EvilUncle[=/=]CreepyUncle: EvilUncle: Oh boy.



* IdiotBall[=/=]VillainBall: Young Charlie winds up giving the incriminating ring back to her uncle when confronting him with what she knows. Uncle Charlie, for his part, ''keeps it'', allowing her to retrieve it and force him to leave town.

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* IdiotBall[=/=]VillainBall: IdiotBall: Young Charlie winds up giving the incriminating ring back to her uncle when confronting him with what she knows. Uncle Charlie, for his part, ''keeps it'', allowing her to retrieve it and force him to leave town.



* {{Leitmotif}}: The "Merry Widow" waltz.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: The "Merry Widow" waltz.waltz by Franz Lehar frequently plays in scenes that reference Uncle Charlie's identity as the Merry Widow killer; a scene of couples waltzing to said composition at dizzying speed accompanies the opening credits and then recurs several times throughout the film.



* SerialKiller

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* SerialKillerSerialKiller: Uncle Charlie has been bumping off rich widows for some time by the time the film begins.
18th May '16 8:51:42 PM PaulA
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Said to be Alfred Hitchcock's favorite of his own films. Appropriately for a film set in a small town, the screenplay was co-written by Thornton Wilder (''Theatre/OurTown''). Check out Creator/RogerEbert's discussion on it [[http://www.rogerebert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111109/REVIEWS08/111109966/1004 here]].

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Said to be Alfred Hitchcock's favorite of his own films. Appropriately for a film set in a small town, the screenplay was co-written by Thornton Wilder (''Theatre/OurTown'').Creator/ThorntonWilder. Check out Creator/RogerEbert's discussion on it [[http://www.rogerebert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111109/REVIEWS08/111109966/1004 here]].
21st Feb '16 7:32:42 PM ProbablyNotARobot
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* NotSoDifferent: A subtle example - Young Charlie is understandably disgusted and horrified by the discovery that her Uncle is a murderer. However, the claws come out when she threatens to kill ''him'' if he keeps hanging around the house.
1st Dec '15 6:33:56 PM eroock
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'''''Shadow of a Doubt''''' is a 1943 suspense film directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. Joseph Cotten stars as Charlie, a SerialKiller on the run who comes back to his hometown to hide from the police. Teresa Wright is his niece, also called Charlie, who [[CoolUncle idolizes him]]--until the agents hunting "Uncle Charlie" reveal to her who her uncle really is.

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'''''Shadow ''Shadow of a Doubt''''' Doubt'' is a 1943 suspense film directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. Joseph Cotten stars as Charlie, a SerialKiller on the run who comes back to his hometown to hide from the police. Teresa Wright is his niece, also called Charlie, who [[CoolUncle idolizes him]]--until the agents hunting "Uncle Charlie" reveal to her who her uncle really is.
18th Nov '15 12:21:53 PM Tuckerscreator
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** Uncle Charlie tries to throw Young Charlie into the path of an oncoming train. She overpowers him and manages to throw him out instead.

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** Uncle **Uncle Charlie tries [[spoiler:tries to throw Young Charlie into the path of an oncoming train. She overpowers him and manages to throw him out instead.]]



* RuleOfThree: Uncle Charlie tries three times to kill his niece. The first time he breaks the steps of the outside stairs, trying to get her to step through one and break her neck. The second time he leaves her locked in the garage with a running car while the room fills up with smoke. The third time he tries to throw her off a train.

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* RuleOfThree: Uncle Charlie tries three times to kill his niece. The first time he breaks the steps of the outside stairs, trying to get her to step through one and break her neck. The second time he leaves her locked in the garage with a running car while the room fills up with smoke. The third time he tries [[spoiler:tries to throw her off a train.]]
12th Nov '15 1:03:55 AM Tuckerscreator
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* HeManWomanHater: Uncle Charlie especially towards wealthy widows who he believes are wasting there husband's money.

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* HeManWomanHater: Uncle Charlie especially towards wealthy widows who he believes are wasting there husband's their husbands' money.
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