Hitchcocktober continues at the Reading Gaslamp 15, with...
'Shadow of a Doubt' (1943) (Trailer below)
"A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be..."
With an astounding 100% rating at rottentomatoes.com...Shadow of a Doubt is not only considered one of Hitchcock's best 1940s films and his earliest "classic"...it's also Hitchcock's own personal favorite out of all his films. Starring the always awesome Joseph Cotten as "Uncle Charlie" and Theresa Wright as his niece...Shadow of a Doubt was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Original Story.
Don't miss this chance to see this classic on one of San Diego's best and largest theater screens and audio systems (Reading Gaslamp's Screen 1)!
Creator of this Event: Robb
Cost: Only $7.00 (includes $2 off a popcorn or soda - just ask for the discount!)
When and Where: We'll meet up in the lobby of the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 at 6:40pm and head into the theater at 6:50pm.
After the Film: We may swing by somewhere close to chat and have a drink if enough folks are up for it.
Other Interesting Facts:
- As most people know...Alfred Hitchcock makes a cameo in many of his own films (he actually appears in 37 of the 52 films in which he was listed as the main director). Where does he appear in 'Shadow of a Doubt'? - About 15 minutes into the film, on the train to Santa Rosa, playing bridge with a man and a woman (Dr. and Mrs. Harry). He has the entire suit of spades in his hand...including...the ace. ;)
- As mentioned above, Alfred Hitchcock often said that this was his favorite film.
- "Shadow of a Doubt" was the script title but was listed as only a "temporary title" until a better title could be found.
- Hume Cronyn's film debut (Cocoon, The Pelican Brief).
- Hitchcock wanted William Powell to play "Uncle Charlie" but MGM refused to lend the actor for the film, so the role went to Joseph Cotten.
- The bridge in the opening of the movie is the Pulaski Skyway that carries U.S. Routes 1 and 9 between Jersey City N.J. and Newark N.J.
- Edna May Wonacott, who plays young Ann Newton, and Estelle Jewell, who plays Charlie's friend, Catherine, were both locals of Santa Rosa, where the film was shot on location. Many of the film's extras were also locals of the town, which was too far away from Hollywood to be affected by Actors Guild guidelines demanding the use of professional actors.