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Shadow of a Doubt (1943) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Jack H. Skirball.

Shadow of a Doubt was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1991.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best WritingGordon McDonellNominated
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HMWYBS: A Shadow Of A Doubt About Universal Studios (2)

By Anne Marie on Aug 7, 2013 From We Recycle Movies

I?m about to commit film geek blasphemy: I?m going to talk about an Alfred Hitchcock movie without mentioning the master of suspense himself. The only reason I know I can get away with this is because there is a talented group of bloggers over at The Film Experience who will examine Shadow Of A Doub... Read full article


HMWYBS: A Shadow Of A Doubt About Universal Studios (1)

By Anne Marie on Aug 7, 2013 From We Recycle Movies

I?m about to commit film geek blasphemy: I?m going to talk about an Alfred Hitchcock movie without mentioning the master of suspense himself. The only reason I know I can get away with this is because there is a talented group of bloggers over at The Film Experience who will examine Shadow Of A Doub... Read full article


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Quotes from

Emma Newton: Don't whisper. When you whisper, anyone could hear you a block away.


Uncle Charlie: I got in the habit of carrying a lot of cash with me when I was traveling.
Mr. Green: Dangerous habit, Mr. Oakley.
Uncle Charlie: Never lost a penny in my life, Mr. Green. I guess heaven takes care of fools and scoundrels.


Uncle Charlie: The cities are full of women, middle-aged widows, husbands, dead, husbands who've spent their lives making fortunes, working and working. And then they die and leave their money to their wives, their silly wives. And what do the wives do, these useless women? You see them in the hotels, the best hotels, every day by the thousands, drinking the money, eating the money, losing the money at bridge, playing all day and all night, smelling of money, proud of their jewelry but of nothing else, horrible, faded, fat, greedy women... Are they human or are they fat, wheezing animals, hmm? And what happens to animals when they get too fat and too old?


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Facts about

Uncle Charlie arrived in Santa Rosa on August 22 or 23, 1942: the headlines in the paper were "Brazil Declares War", which had happened on August 22. However, there are also two clues that point to the film being set in pre-Pearl Harbor America (prior to Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked the United States in the Pacific, bringing the U.S. into World War II). In the first dinner scene after Uncle Charlie's arrival, he presents gifts to the Newton family, including a pair of photos of their parents to Mrs. Newton, his sister. She remarks that the photos were made in 1888, and her son exclaims "Fifty-three years ago!" That would make the year 1941, not 1942. Also, when Uncle Charlie and his niece visit her father's bank, there's a sign on a teller's cage urging customers to "Buy Defense Bonds!" U.S. government bonds were renamed "War Bonds" after Dec. 7, 1941; "Defense Bonds" were sold prior to that date. The "Brazil Declares War" headline probably reflects a news story contemporary with the shooting of the movie, but it's in the wrong time frame for the action of the story itself.
The bridge in the opening of the movie is the Pulaski Skyway that carries U.S. Routes 1 and 9 between Jersey City N.J. and Newark N.J.
"Shadow of a Doubt" was the script title but was listed as only a "temporary title" until a better title could be found.
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