From Hollywood classics to low-budget darlings, Sonoma County and the North Bay have played backdrop to some of the most beloved movies of all time, including some movies that may surprise you.
Everybody knows that Alfred Hitchcock filmed “The Birds” in Bodega and Bodega Bay. But, 20 years earlier, the master of suspense was in Santa Rosa to film “Shadow of a Doubt,” reportedly his favorite of the more than 50 features he directed. The city’s historic McDonald neighborhood, downtown courthouse and train depot are featured prominently in the thriller.
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