174. Shadow of a Doubt
Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock directed this tale about Charlie, a small-town girl consumed with finding out whether her unhinged Uncle is a serial killer. The arrival of detectives and a murder-infatuated neighbor only increase Charlie’s paranoia. Tension builds as she draws closer to the truth, and in classic Hitchcock style, the film culminates in a nail-biting scene aboard a speeding train.
I had never heard of this particular Hitchcock movie before. It has less suspense than some of his other movies -you know who the killer is right away – but it’s great to watch the characters in action. It was an excellent film, beautifully scripted and the acting was brilliantly executed.