“Oscar® Noir” Has “Shadow of a Doubt”

Beverly Hills, CA (May 11, 2010) — Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite among his dozens of films, “Shadow of a Doubt” will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” on Monday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The film will be introduced by screenwriter Dick Clement (“The Bank Job,” “Across the Universe”).

Based on the Oscar-nominated story by Gordon McDonell, “Shadow of a Doubt” is the tale of a young girl who discovers her namesake “Uncle Charlie” may not be the man he claims to be.

At 7 p.m. the noir cartoon short “Showdown” (1942), starring Superman, and the first installment in the 1941 serial “Adventures of Captain Marvel” will be screened as part of the evening’s pre-feature program.

“Oscar Noir” is a summer-long series featuring 15 film noir classics from the 1940s, all of which were nominated by the Academy in writing categories. A complete list of films in the series can be found at http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2010/noir.html.

A limited number of series passes for “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side” are still available. Passes are $30 for the general public and $25 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Including “Shadow of a Doubt,” there are 14 screenings remaining in the series.

Tickets to individual evenings in the series, if still available, are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. They may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

Shadow of a Doubt Film Poster

Contact Information

For more information, contact

Tarrah Curtis
tcurtis@oscars.org