Shadow of a Doubt (1943) (Hitchcocktober Continues!)

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ83eNpGaKQ

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  • Jafar

    The film was good - and afterwards I picked up some new vocabulary.

    3 · October 23, 2013

    • Helen W

      Learning is a lifelong goal...

      October 23, 2013

    • Andrea H.

      Yeah it was super fun hanging out. See you soon

      October 23, 2013

  • Robb

    If anyone buys their tickets through Fandango tonight...ignore the fact it says it's the 1995 remake that's playing. It's not...it's the original Hitchcock version. ;)

    October 22, 2013

  • Wendi S.

    Sorry guys. need to bail tonight. Leaving for out of town next week and a ton of things to do

    October 22, 2013

    • Robb

      Np, Wendi! Enjoy your trip!

      October 22, 2013

  • Gretchen

    Hey Robb, will be there tomorrow night. Will try to catch up with your group this time. :)

    1 · October 21, 2013

    • Robb

      Great, Gretchen! It will be great to see you! ;)

      October 21, 2013

  • Shannyn

    Hey!! I resemble that!!

    2 · October 21, 2013

  • Wendi S.

    Robb, i will make sure to get there on time this tues. to meet up with you guys

    October 19, 2013

    • Sean F.

      We are party animals drinking hot tea in the bar!

      1 · October 20, 2013

    • Sean F.

      No worries they are still nice to me and I'm late every time

      1 · October 20, 2013

  • Robb

    Hope everyone's having a great week! Here are the Weather, Parking and Time reminders -

    ~Weather~
    It can sometimes be chilly or warm in the theater...so bring a jacket or sweater if you'd like.

    ~Parking~
    Baseball season's now over...so, on weekdays, Park-it-on-Market is a great option for parking (only $1 an hour on weekdays and only a block from the Reading Gaslamp 15). There's an entrance on 6th Ave between G and Market - 655 Sixth Ave.

    Horton Plaza also offers 3 hours of free parking with their self-validation machines. Just remember to actually get your ticket validated and watch the time carefully. If you don't make it back within 3 hours...the lot is $8 an hour for every additional hour.

    ~Time~
    Although the movie starts at 7pm...the group will be heading into the theater at 6:50pm. If you don't make it to the lobby by 6:50pm...no problem. Either look for the group in the actual theater...or look for us immediately after the film.

    See everyone at the theater!

    ~Robb

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Jafar

    Nothing really to do with Hitchcock other than the song title, but currently chilling to this song:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8Q0ph95H2c

    1 · October 17, 2013

    • Robb

      Nice track. ;)

      October 17, 2013

    • Sean F.

      On my iPod now. Good work

      October 18, 2013

  • Amanda

    so stoked...this time coming alone n hanging with the crew......brought a lame guest yesterday argggggggggggg

    1 · October 16, 2013

    • Robb

      Haha! You were there?! You should have caught up with us and joined us afterward. We went and hung out across the street at the restaurant/bar for a couple of hours afterward. ;)

      October 16, 2013

  • Helen W

    Just realized I had a prior engagement!

    October 10, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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