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Shadow of a Doubt Film Summary & Analysis

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Symbols

The Dance Scenes

As Shadow of a Doubt begins, viewers see a couple dancing. We don't see their faces, but we hear the music and see the bottom part of their bodies. Although we don't know it yet, this will be one of the most important scenes of the film.

The dance scenes are symbolic of Uncle Charlie's guilt. They replay throughout the film, and after viewers learn the details about the Merry Widow Murderer, there is no doubt that Uncle Charlie is the guilty party. The scenes continue to play throughout and remind viewers of his guilt.

The Broken Step

After Uncle Charlie finds out that Charlie knows the truth and realizes that she will not give up, he decides to get rid of her. He begins planning household accidents that could either scare or kill her but would not lead anyone to be...

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