Shadow of a Doubt [Blu-ray]

Shadow of a Doubt [Blu-ray]

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
, Teresa Wright
Teresa Wright
, Macdonald Carey
Macdonald Carey
, Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
Alfred Hitchcock
Shadow of a Doubt [Blu-ray]

Shadow of a Doubt [Blu-ray]

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cotten
, Teresa Wright
Teresa Wright
, Macdonald Carey
Macdonald Carey
, Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
Alfred Hitchcock

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Overview

Teresa Wright plays Charlie, a small-town high-schooler who enjoys a symbiotic relationship with her favorite uncle, also named Charlie (Joseph Cotten). When young Charlie "wills" that old Charlie pay a visit to her family, her wish comes true. Uncle Charlie is his usual charming self, but he seems a bit secretive and reserved at times. Too, his manner of speaking is curiously unsettling, especially when he brings up the subject of rich widows, whom he characterizes as "swine." When a pair of detectives (MacDonald Carey and Wallace Ford), posing as magazine writers, arrive in town and begin asking questions about Uncle Charlie, young Charlie's curiosity is aroused. Why, for example, has Uncle Charlie torn an article out of the evening newspaper? Rushing to the library, Young Charlie locates the missing item: the headline screams WHO IS THE MERRY WIDOW MURDERER? As the horrified Charlie reads on, the conclusion is inescapable: her beloved Uncle Charlie is a mass murderer, preying upon wealthy old women. And what happens next? Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, and Alma Reville (Mrs. Hitchcock) based their screenplay on a story by Gordon McDowell, who in turn was inspired by real-life "Merry Widow Murderer" Earle Leonard Nelson. The casting, from stars to bit players, is impeccable; the best of the batch is Hume Cronyn, making his film debut as a wimpy murder-mystery aficionado. Lensed on location in Santa Rosa, California, The Shadow of a Doubt wasAlfred Hitchcock's favorite film.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/2013
UPC: 0025192182617
Original Release: 1943
Rating: PG
Source: STUDIO DISTRIBUTION SERVS LLC
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Language: English
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 20,365

Special Features

Beyond doubt: the making of Hitchcock's favorite film; Production drawings by art director Robert Boyle; Production photographs; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Cotten Charlie Oakley
Teresa Wright Charlie
Macdonald Carey Jack Graham
Hume Cronyn Herbie Hawkins
Henry Travers Joseph Newton
Edna May Wonacott Ann Newton
Wallace Ford Fred Saunders
Irving Bacon Station Master
Charles Bates Roger Newton
Patricia Collinge Emma Newton
Clarence Muse Railroad Porter
Janet Shaw Louise
Estelle Jewell Girl Friend
Minerva Urecal Pani Henderson
Isabel Randolph Pani Green
Earle Dewey Pan Norton
Eily Malyon Librarian
Edward Fielding Doctor on Train
Sarah Edwards Wife on Train
Vaughan Glaser Dr. Phillips
Virginia Brissac Dr. and Mrs. Phillips
Grandon Rhodes Reverand MacCurdy
Ruth Lee Mrs. MacCurdy
Edwin Stanley Pan Green
Frances Carson Pani Poetter
Byron Shores Detektyw
John McGuire Detektyw
Constance Purdy Pani Martin
Shirley Mills Young Girl
Shirley Knight Actor
William Lanteau Actor
Tippi Hedren Actor
Mark Harmon Actor
Charley Bates Roger Newton
Dimitri Tiomkin Composer

Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Director
Alma Reville Screenwriter
Thornton Wilder Screenwriter
Sally Benson Screenwriter
Jack H. Skirball Producer
Joan Harrison Screenwriter
Gordon McDonell Screenwriter
Bernard Brown Sound/Sound Designer
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