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Shadow of a Doubt Quotes

Shadow of a Doubt is a television program that debuted in 1970 . Shadow of a Doubt stopped airing in 1970.

It features Jack H. Skirball as producer, Dimitri Tiomkin (original) in charge of musical score, and Joseph A. Valentine as head of cinematography.

Shadow of a Doubt is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Shadow of a Doubt is 108 minutes long. Shadow of a Doubt is distributed by Universal Studios.

The cast includes: Joseph Cotten as Uncle Charlie, Edna May Wonacott as Ann Newton, Henry Travers as Joseph Newton, Joseph Cotten as Young Charlie, Patricia Collinge as Emma Newton, Macdonald Carey as Jack Graham, and Hume Cronyn as Herbie Hawkins.

Shadow of a Doubt Quotes

Joseph Cotten as Young Charlie

  • (Joseph Cotten) "What time does the library close?"
  • (Edna May Wonacott) "If you'd read as much as you should, you'd know it closes at nine."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "Go away, I'm warning you. Go away or I'll kill you myself. See -- that's the way I feel about you."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "I can't face the world in the morning. I must have coffee before I can speak."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "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."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "How was church, Charlie? Did you count the house? Turn anybody away?"
  • (Joseph Cotten) "No. Room enough for everyone."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "Well, I'm glad to hear that. The show's been running such a long time, I thought maybe attendance might be falling off."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "Hello, Joe. Can you stop embezzling a minute and give me your attention?"
  • (Henry Travers) "Oh, uh, Charles, we don't joke about such things here."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "Aw, what's a little shortage in the books at the end of the month? Any good bank clerk can cover up a little shortage. Isn't that right, Charlie?"
  • (Joseph Cotten) "Uncle Charlie, you're awful. Everyone can hear you."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "Good thing they can. We all know what banks are. Look all right to an outsider, but no one knows what goes on when the doors are locked. Can't fool me, though."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "Forty thousand dollars is no joke, not to him, I bet. It's a joke to me. The whole world's a joke to me."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "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) "Mothers don't lose daughters. Don't you remember? They gain sons."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "Mrs. Henderson, do you believe in telepathy?"
  • (Mrs. Henderson) "Well, I ought to. That's my business."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "Oh, not telegraphy. Mental telepathy. Like, well, suppose you have a thought, and suppose the thought's about someone you're in tune with, and then across thousands of miles, that person knows what you're thinking about and answers you, and it's all mental."
  • (Mrs. Henderson) "I don't know what you're talking about. I only send telegrams the normal way."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "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 silly wives. And 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 -- 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) "He thought the world was a horrible place. He couldn't have been very happy, ever. He didn't trust people. Seemed to hate them. He hated the whole world. You know, he said people like us had no idea what the world was really like."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "We just sort of go along and nothing happens. We're in a terrible rut. It's been on my mind for months. What's gonna be our future?"
  • (Henry Travers) "Oh, come now, Charlie. Things aren't as bad as that. The bank gave me a raise last January."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "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. We just talk."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "Your picking us as an average family kind of gave me a funny feeling."
  • (Macdonald Carey) "What kind of a funny feeling?"
  • (Joseph Cotten) "Oh, I don't know. I guess I don't like to be an average girl in an average family."
  • (Macdonald Carey) "Average families are the best. Look at me. I'm from an average family."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "As average as ours?"
  • (Macdonald Carey) "Sure. Besides, I don't think you're average."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "I got in the habit of carrying a lot of cash with me when I was traveling."
  • (Mr. Green) "Dangerous habit, Mr. Oakley."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "Never lost a penny in my life, Mr. Green. I guess heaven takes care of fools and scoundrels."

Edna May Wonacott as Ann Newton

  • (Edna May Wonacott) "I never make up anything. I get everything from my books. They're all true."
  • (Edna May Wonacott) "The ones that say they don't want anything always get more in the end."
  • (Edna May Wonacott) "I wish I'd been born in the South. Southern women have a lot of charm."
  • (Edna May Wonacott) "Newton's residence, Ann Newton speaking. Oh, hello, Mrs Henderson, this is Ann. No, Mother isn't here. A telegram? Well --"
  • (Edna May Wonacott) "I don't see a pencil so I'll have to have her call you back. I'm trying to keep my mind free of things that don't matter because I have so much on my mind. Oh, innumerable things."

Henry Travers as Joseph Newton

  • (Henry Travers) "We're not talking about killing people. Herb's talking about killing me and I'm talking about killing him."
  • (Henry Travers) "Don't put the hat on the bed."
  • (Joseph Cotten) "Superstitious, Joe?"
  • (Henry Travers) "No, but I don't believe in inviting trouble."

Patricia Collinge as Emma Newton

  • (Patricia Collinge) "Don't whisper. When you whisper, anyone could hear you a block away."
  • (Patricia Collinge) "What does he do? Oh, he's just in business, you know, the way men are."

Hume Cronyn as Herbie Hawkins

  • (Hume Cronyn) "Well, if I was gonna kill you, I wouldn't do a dumb thing like hitting you on the head. First of all, I don't like the fingerprint angle. Of course, I could always wear gloves. Press your hands against the pipe after you were dead and make you look like a suicide. Except it don't seem hardly likely that you'd beat yourself to death with a club. I'd murder you so it didn't look like murder."
  • (Hume Cronyn) "He ran plunk right into the propeller of an airplane."
  • (Henry Travers) "Ooh boy."
  • (Hume Cronyn) "Cut him all to pieces. Had to identify him by his clothes. His shirts were all initialed."

Macdonald Carey as Jack Graham

  • (Macdonald Carey) "It seems to go crazy every now and then, like your Uncle Charlie."

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