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Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

 

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Synopsis

The Newton family lead a quiet life in the North California town of Santa Rosa. The Newton's eldest daughter, 'young Charlie', decides that things need brightening up and resolves to contact her Uncle Charlie (after whom she is named) and invite him to stay. On arrival at the telegraph office she discovers he is already on his way. However, Uncle Charlie is being pursued by a couple of detectives who suspect him of being "The Merry Widow Murderer", an evil strangler wanted in connection with the deaths of several rich East coast widows. (© IMDB)

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Blu-ray Releases

released in 2012

3509.gif Shadow of a Doubt (1943) - Universal (Blu-ray, 2012)
as part of the box set: Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection - Universal (Blu-ray, 2012)

DVD Releases

released in 2006

3508.gif Shadow of a Doubt (1943) - Universal (USA, 2006)
Amazon (USA)
R1 NTSC 1.33:1

released in 2005

3507.gif Shadow of a Doubt (1943) - Universal (UK, 2005)
R2 PAL 1.33:1
3506.gif Shadow of a Doubt (1943) - Universal (USA, 2005)
R1 NTSC 1.33:1 [01:47:48]

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Themes

  • multiple personalities - young Charlie and her Uncle
  • stairs - Uncle Charlie appears menacingly at the top of the stairs. Uncle Charlie tries to kill Charlie by sawing through an outside step. Charlie later comes down the stairs showing her uncle the incriminating ring.
  • the Hitchcock cameo - playing cards on the train to Santa Rosa (more details)
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