Young Charlotte is excited that her Uncle Charlie is coming to visit. However, as secrets about him come to the fore, she will soon need to make hard choices that could end up destroying the whole family.
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My favorite Hitchcock movie of all time. Saw it one late night as a young man after grandmother had gone to bed (nineteen seventy something). Found the movie fascinating. Joseph Cotton plays a likable but dangerous subversive in this small unworldly town.
Oh, Ann. I loved her from the moment she refused to put her book down to answer the telephone, to when she told her sister (who reminded me so much of my sister), "If you read as much as you should, you'd know it [the library] closes at 9:00," (something I would most definitely tell my less than bookwormy sister). That being said, I felt this film lacked the suspense of Hitchcock's best films.
In another director's hands you can see how this could've been just another competent thriller. But Hitchcock turns it into a polar opposite of his "Innocent Man Wrongly Accused" theme and crafts a superb thriller and makes it his own.
This is just a perfect film, fantastically composed and orchestrated, impeccably acted , wonderfully photographed etc. Hitchcock, obviously, knew how to build tension, and this is just another one of his crowning achievments. An essential film!