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Shadow of a Doubt [1943]


It’s hard to believe that just one year after he made the earnest, flag-waving ode to Americana that was Saboteur, Alfred Hitchcock would follow it up with Shadow of a Doubt, a creepy paranoia-inducing thriller about an uncle who visits his sister’s family from out of town.  Sweet nature sixteen year old Charlie loves her uncle who has the same ...

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Saboteur [1942]


There are a number of Hitchcock films that follow a format whereby a case of mistaken identity forces a reluctant hero on a cross country search for justice.  It’s a good template and one of my favourite set ups for a Hitchcock film.  He employs it to good use in The 39 Steps, The Man Who Knew Too Much and ...

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