Shadow of a Doubt Film Summary & Analysis

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The classic Alfred Hitchcock film Shadow of a Doubt chronicles the story of young Charlie and her suspicious Uncle Charlie. Charlie feels like her uncle is the only one who can understand her, and when she is ready for a little excitement, she decides to invite him to visit before discovering that he's already on his way. After Uncle Charlie arrives, though, a series of unusual happenings begins. Charlie discovers that Uncle Charlie is being chased by detectives who believe that he is the Merry Widow Murderer.

Although Charlie doesn't believe the detectives at first, she realizes that Uncle Charlie actually is guilty. When he finds out that she knows, Uncle Charlie begins trying to murder her. Finally, though, she convinces Uncle Charlie to leave and is able to pursue her new love with the detective, Graham.

Alfred Hitchcock was unquestionably one of the greatest...

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