Ichabod Crane's Movie Review of Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

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Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Effective Hitchcock
Ichabod Crane - wrote on 05/08/09

A very effective Hitchcock thriller. The film effectively keeps you always tense since you know more than most of the characters do about the killer played by Joseph Cotton very well he is much better in this I felt than any other of the films I have seen him in including the Third man and Citizen Kane. Hitchcock effectively gives the right amount of intensity throughout and Teresa Wright is very appealing as the heroine as you care about her. I also like the side characters of the father and his friend who like discussing different methods in which to kill each other. Non of the other characters with anything special but it does not matter because the two main certainly are as are those other two. My only problem with the film is the detective character is a bit forced especially the romantic angle but not enough to detract much from the film.

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