Shadow of a Doubt (1943) - locations
[[Thornton Wilder]] & [[Hitchcock]] in [[Courthouse Square]]
Writer Thornton Wilder accompanied Hitchcock on a trip to the town in June 1942 so that they could incorporate local landmarks and buildings into the screenplay.
As a director of one of the first movies to be produced under the Government restriction placing a $5,000 ceiling on new materials used for sets, [Hitchcock] has shown he has more than one trick up his sleeve. Accustomed to spending more than $100,000 on sets alone for one picture, Hitchcock made Shadow Of A Doubt by reverting to the "location shooting" of early movie days. Instead of elaborate sets he used the real thing... Instead of building a studio version of a typical American city, his main setting, he searched for a ready-made one. Selecting Santa Rosa, Calif. (pop. 13,000), Hitchcock with his cast and crew took over the entire city for four weeks, converted it into a complete motion-picture studio. The result is an exciting and highly realistic film, whose new set cost, mainly for studio replicas, was well under the imposed limit.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
List of Locations
- Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, California
- Free Public Library, Santa Rosa, California
- Hotel La Rose, Santa Rosa, California
- McDonald Avenue, Santa Rosa, California
- Methodist Episcopal Church South, Santa Rosa, California
- Pulaski Skyway, New Jersey
- Railroad Square, Santa Rosa, California
- Til-Two Bar, Santa Rosa, California
- Tower Theater, Santa Rosa, California
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