Shadow of a Doubt (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1943) 4k disk The setup: in a brief prologue, Charlie (Joseph Cotten) is seen in a hotel. The hotel lady tells him that two men were looking for him; he decides to flee. Meanwhile, "Charlie" Charlotte (Teresa Wright) is a teenager from Santa Rosa, CA (which isn't too far from where I live). She's bored, and one day she decides to send a telegram to her uncle Charlie, after whom she's named and of whom she's fond, to liven things up. Coincidentally the family receives a telegram from Charlie that same day saying he's coming over for a visit. They pick him up from the train station and everyone is delighted; he's a super nice guy, and he's brought nice presents for everyone. Charlie (the girl) is especially delighted about her uncle's visit; she's always felt they share a special bond; she attributes it to telepathy and the fact they share a name. Gradually, however, she begins to suspect that there might be more about her uncle than meets the eye... What is he hiding? Or is she making it up? Apparently of all the films Hitchcock made, this one was his favorite. I don't agree, but it's nevertheless a great little thriller with a good sense of suspense and forward momentum. Also very good central performances by Wright and Cotten (and the child actors are pretty fun, too--the little girl is awesome). I'm not sure I've seen Wright in anything else; I recently saw Cotten in The Third Man. I had a good time with it. Recommended if you like Hitchcock and haven't seen this one; but in the unlikely case you're unfamiliar with Hitchcock and want to check out his best stuff, I'd go for something else first. Rating: 4 shadows of a doubt out of 5.