Two movies titled Shadow of a Doubt enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis and Robert Rau watch an Alfred Hitchcock classic — and Brian Dennehy in a made-for-TV classic — to determine which movie should be called Shadow of a Doubt.
The more well known of these two movies comes from noted film director Alfred Hitchcock and stars Joseph Cotton as Charlie, a charming man with a terrible secret. This is a favorite of Robert’s, but not so much with Herman. Despite being a gripping thriller that tests the sanity of Charlie’s niece, Herman shrugged it off while Robert’s jaw dropped in amazement. Really, this is a great movie. Check it out.
Our other movie comes from noted Chris Farley father Brian Dennehy, who stars and directs this made-for-TV film about a lawyer trying to save Fairuza Balk from a death sentence. Noted Bruce Willis wife Bonnie Bedelia also stars as the seductive mom to Balk. Considering this was probably going to be a series of movies, it’s surprising Dennehy’s character wasn’t mentioned in the title.
This one won’t be a toughie, but are either of these movies good enough to call itself Shadow of a Doubt? Listen if you dare.
Do you have an idea or even want to join the “There Can Be Only One” gang at their next viewing party? Email Robert Rau with your movie suggestion, the days you’re free to watch, and how much beer you can bring.
- Director/Producer: Robert Rau
- Executive Producer: Jeremy White