1943 – Shadow Of A Doubt

★★★★☆ USA. 1h48m. Thriller. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, Alma Reville (screenplay) and Gordon McDonnell (story). Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine. Edited by Milton Carruth. Music by Dmitri Tiomkin, Franz Lehár. Starring Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers, Patricia Collinge, Wallace Ford, Hume Cronyn.

A teenage girl begins to suspect that her favorite uncle is a murderer. Hitchcock’s favorite of his own films. Considered by critics to be one of his masterpieces.

1949 – Under Capricorn

★★★☆☆ UK. 1h57m. Thriller / Romance. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by James Bridie (screenplay) and Hume Cronyn (story) and Helen Simpson (“Under Capricorn”) and John Colton, Margaret Linden (“Under Capricorn”). Cinematography by Jack Cardiff. Edited by Bert Bates. Music by Richard Addinsell, Louis Levy. Starring Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding, Margaret Leighton, Cecil Parker, Denis O’Dea, Jack Watling.

About a couple in Australia who started out as lady and stable boy in Ireland, and who are now bound together by a horrible secret. Hitchcock’s second film in Technicolor, and like the preceding color film Rope (1948), it also featured 9- and 10-minute long takes.