Shadow Of A Doubt (1943)

 Rated R, but only for some extreme vulgarity at the very end.

For the 102nd Next 100 Project podcast (and our 248th podcast overall), we dive into “Fred” Hitchcock’s supposedly favourite movie with all its squirm-inducing sexual innuendo. This flick has some of The Master’s best-ever devious subtext. Bev’s also got intriguing theories about Uncle Charlie’s true identity and about Hitchcock’s possible contempt for America during WWII. Ryan gets to bust out his worse-than-mediocre impression. What’s not to love about this episode? For superb java, zip on over to Sparkplugcoffee.com and you can save 10% on your very 1st order if you use the promo code “Top100Project”.

LINKS:

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1943 in film

1943 Academy Award winners and nominees

National Film Registry in 1991

Hitchcock/Truffaut interview

Links to: Notorious and Rear Window and Vertigo and North By Northwest and Psycho and Pride Of The Yankees and Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive

Our Vertigo and Taxi Driver “it’s not real” theories

YouTube links: Uncle Charlie gives Young Charlie a ring and Uncle Charlie somewhat confesses at dinner and breakfast in bed

Previously on the Next 101 Project: Bull Durham

April 16th on the Next 103 Project: Touch Of Evil