History Film / ShadowOfADoubt

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.
11th Oct '15 9:18:52 PM randomtroper89
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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[=/=]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]]".



* EvilUncle / CreepyUncle: Oh boy.

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



-->'''Young Charlie:''' Mrs. Henderson, do you believe in telepathy?\\
'''Telegram Operator:''' Well, I ought to. That's my business.

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-->'''Young Charlie:''' Mrs. Henderson, do you believe in telepathy?\\
'''Telegram
telepathy?
-->'''Telegram
Operator:''' Well, I ought to. That's my business.
11th Oct '15 9:17:47 PM randomtroper89
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* ChekhovsGun: Herbie and Joseph's love of tracing murders leads to Herbie saving Young Charlie's life when she's trapped in a "MakeItLookLikeAnAccident" murder attempt just like the ones he so fondly imagines.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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Herbie and Joseph's love of tracing murders leads to Herbie saving Young Charlie's life when she's trapped in a "MakeItLookLikeAnAccident" murder attempt just like the ones he so fondly imagines.



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



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The story in the newspaper about the Merry Widow Killer may have gone unnoticed if Uncle Charlie hadn't tried to conceal it.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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The story in the newspaper about the Merry Widow Killer may have gone unnoticed if Uncle Charlie hadn't tried to conceal it.



* 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[=/=]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.



* PoliceAreUseless: Two cops chasing Uncle Charlie, one of which falls in love with Young Charlie, but they don't arrest him or even stick around, thus leaving Young Charlie to deal with her uncle by herself.
** They also completely ignore Uncle Charlie at the beginning when he escapes them, demonstrating they don't know what the murderer looks like, but then why wouldn't they stop any person they spot leaving the hotel?
*** [[spoiler: They're ultimately satisfied that the other guy they've been chasing is the strangler and Uncle Charlie never pays for his crimes, at least, he's never brought to justice.]]
* PsychicLink: A very subtle example. Uncle Charlie has gotten off the train. Young Charlie is there to greet him--but she senses something is ''wrong'' about him, although she can't say what.
** Both Charlies are introduced lying on a bed, staring pensively at the ceiling. Young Charlie gets the idea to telegram her uncle at the same time he is sending his telegram. Later, Young Charlie says she feels they are twins, and that she knows he has a secret.
--->'''Young Charlie:''' Mrs. Henderson, do you believe in telepathy?
--->'''Telegram Operator:''' Well, I ought to. That's my business.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Two cops chasing Uncle Charlie, one of which falls in love with Young Charlie, but they don't arrest him or even stick around, thus leaving Young Charlie to deal with her uncle by herself.
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herself. They also completely ignore Uncle Charlie at the beginning when he escapes them, demonstrating they don't know what the murderer looks like, but then why wouldn't they stop any person they spot leaving the hotel?
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hotel? [[spoiler: They're ultimately satisfied that the other guy they've been chasing is the strangler and Uncle Charlie never pays for his crimes, at least, he's never brought to justice.]]
* PsychicLink: A very subtle example. Uncle Charlie has gotten off the train. Young Charlie is there to greet him--but she senses something is ''wrong'' about him, although she can't say what.
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what. Both Charlies are introduced lying on a bed, staring pensively at the ceiling. Young Charlie gets the idea to telegram her uncle at the same time he is sending his telegram. Later, Young Charlie says she feels they are twins, and that she knows he has a secret.
--->'''Young -->'''Young Charlie:''' Mrs. Henderson, do you believe in telepathy?
--->'''Telegram
telepathy?\\
'''Telegram
Operator:''' Well, I ought to. That's my business.



* WronglyAccused: You might think that, just like other Hitchcock films, that this trope is again the case. [[WrongGenreSavvy You'd be wrong]].

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* WronglyAccused: You might think that, just like other Hitchcock films, that this trope is again the case. [[WrongGenreSavvy [[SubvertedTrope You'd be wrong]].
17th May '15 3:11:10 AM Mdumas43073
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''Shadow of a Doubt'' is a 1943 suspense film directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. Joseph Cotten stars as Charlie, a murderer 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 murderer 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.
30th Jan '15 5:19:16 PM eroock
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Pa Newton says he's never worn a wristwatch before and thinks it will make him look fancy.



* WronglyAccused: You might think that, just like other Hitchcock films, that this trope is again the case. [[WrongGenreSavvy You'd be wrong]].

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* WronglyAccused: You might think that, just like other Hitchcock films, that this trope is again the case. [[WrongGenreSavvy You'd be wrong]].wrong]].
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30th Jan '15 5:17:19 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 murderer 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 murderer 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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* SheIsAllGrownUp: Charlie notices how his niece has grown up since they last met. Their relationship gets [[IncestSubtext more serious]] afterwards.
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