“Shadow of a Doubt” quotes

Movie Shadow of a Doubt
Alfred Hitchcock directed this movie in 1943
Title Shadow of a Doubt
Year 1943
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Genre Thriller
Plot – Young Charlotte 'Charlie' Newton lives a far too quiet life at home with her parents, Joe and Emma, and her siblings, Anna and Roger, in Santa Rosa, California. Charlie would like for something exciting to happen so she is unable to contain her joy at the unexpected news of the arrival of charming globetrotter Uncle Charlie Oakley, her mother's younger brother. Shortly after his arrival, however, Uncle Charlie begins to act strangely: he makes an excuse to remove an article from the newspaper; he does not want to be photographed; he refuses to take a survey two government representatives give the family. These signals are beginning to cast doubts into the niece's mind about her uncle and when she finds out that the police are hunting for a mysterious killer who seduces and kills rich widows, Charlie's affection for her uncle is soon replaced by suspicion.
All actors – Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers, Patricia Collinge, Hume Cronyn, Wallace Ford, Edna May Wonacott, Charles Bates, Irving Bacon, Clarence Muse, Janet Shaw
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  • “The cities are full of women, middle-aged widows. Husbands, dead husbands who've spent their lives making fortunes, working and working. And then they die and leave their money to their wives, their sillywives.”
    Joseph Cotten - Charlie Oakley
    [Tag:husband, money, widow]
  • “There's one good thing in being a widow, isn't there? You don't have to ask your husband for money.”
    Frances Carson - Mrs. Potter
    [Tag:husband, money, widow]
  • “You wake up every morning of your life and you know perfectly well that there's nothing in the world to trouble you. You go through your ordinary little day, and at night you sleep your untroubled ordinary little sleep, filled with peaceful stupid dreams. And I brought you nightmares.”

    Joseph Cotten - Charlie Oakley
  • “- Joseph Newton: Things aren't as bad as that. The bank gave me a raise last January.
    - Charlie Newton: Money. How can you talk about money when I'm talking about souls? We eat and sleep and that's about all. We don't even have any real conversations.”

    Henry Travers - Joseph Newton
    Teresa Wright - Charlie Newton
  • “We're not just an uncle and a niece. It's something else. I know you. I know you don't tell people a lot of things. I don't either. I have a feeling that inside you there's something nobody knows about... something secret and wonderful. I'll find it out.”

    Teresa Wright - Charlie Newton
  • “I never make up anything. I get everything from my books. They're all true.”
    Edna May Wonacott - Ann Newton
    [Tag:books, truth]
  • “What do the wives do, these useless women? You see them in the hotels, the best hotels, every day by the thousands, drinking the money, eating the money, losing the money at bridge, playing all day and all night, smelling of money, proud of their jewelry but of nothing else, horrible, faded, fat, greedy women.”
    Joseph Cotten - Charlie Oakley
    [Tag:money, spending, wife]
  • “- Charlie Oakley: I got in the habit of carrying a lot of cash with me when I was traveling.
    - Mr. Green: Dangerous habit, Mr. Oakley.
    - Charlie Oakley: Never lost a penny in my life, Mr. Green. I guess Heaven takes care of fools and scoundrels.”

    Joseph Cotten - Charlie Oakley
    Edwin Stanley - Mr. Green
    [Tag:danger, habit, money]
  • “Mothers don't lose daughters. Don't you remember? They gain sons.”
    Teresa Wright - Charlie Newton
  • “The ones that say they don't want anything always get more in the end.”
    Edna May Wonacott - Ann Newton
  • “Are they human or are they fat, wheezing animals, hmm? And what happens to animals when they get too fat and too old?”

    Joseph Cotten - Charlie Oakley
    [Tag:results, widow, women]
  • “What's the use of looking backward? What's the use of looking ahead? Today's the thing - that's my philosophy. Today.”
    Joseph Cotten - Charlie Oakley