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Shadow of a Doubt (1943)



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Shadow of a Doubt is one of Hitchcock's more character-oriented thrillers. There's a little less cynicism and subdued bitterness towards the main characters as there is in some of Hitchcock's later work, but the chills and uncertainties are no less pressing and suspenseful. Hitchcock toys with the viewer's imagination with an expert hand, leaving an indelible impression. Similar to Suspicion in plot structure but more complex in characterization, Shadow of a Doubt concerns a young woman and her growing concerns that her favorite uncle just may be a murderer.

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