About

A bored teen living in Santa Rosa, California, Charlotte "Charlie" Newton, is frustrated because nothing seems to be happening in her life and that of her family. Then, she receives wonderful news: her uncle (for whom she was named), Charlie Oakley, is arriving for a visit. But Uncle Charlie may not be the man he seems to be.

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Directed by

Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

Alma Reville (Screenplay)
Thornton Wilder (Screenplay)
Sally Benson (Screenplay)
Gordon McDonell (Original Story)

Runtime

108 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

What horror did her secret life hold... that made her dread this man of her dreams?

Cast

Keywords

murder detective murderer small town california teenage girl housewife bank noir fugitive library murder suspect telegram widow police detective uncle niece relationship gender roles privacy visit misogynist brother sister  wealthy widow precocious child northern california money in the bank conflicting worldviews

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

250 Quintessential Noir Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#477 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Story