winner: Shadow Of A Doubt
nominees: The More The Merrier; The Ox-Bow Incident; Casablanca; Edge of Darkness;
A Guy Named Joe; Old Acquaintance; Five Graves To Cairo; I Walked With A Zombie
Thoughts: Shadow Of A Doubt becomes the first Hitchcock film to pick up a Montie. Rebecca and The Lady Vanishes were the only previous Hitch films to receive a Best Film nomination but lost out to my favorite films of all time, His Girl Friday and Bringing Up Baby respectively. There were plenty of excellent films in 1943 such as The Ox-Bow Incident and Old Acquaintance. Some people may be surprised to see I Walked With A Zombie making the nominee list but if you have never seen this film, it is really, really good. A standout.