Shadow of a doubt
Shadow of a Doubt
is a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1943.


A man on the run from the police escapes to his sister's family in California, where he is known and respected as "Uncle Charlie." His niece (and namesake) Charlotte, is his favorite relative. Although she adores her uncle, she gradually comes to suspect him of a terrible crime.


Background Information and NotesEdit

Of all his films, Alfred Hitchcock frequently said that this was his personal favorite. It was also the favorite film of actress Teresa Wright.

Hume Cronyn's film debut. He later would work with Hitchcock again in Lifeboat, and his wife, Jessica Tandy, would appear in The Birds.

Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten, who play uncle and niece in this film, would later go on to play husband-and-wife in the film The Steel Trap.





Cameo Edit

  • 0:16:27 Hitchcock is seen on the train to Santa Rosa, playing cards, back to the camera.