Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) gains notoriety when her father, a Nazi spy is convinced of treason against the US following World War II. At a party thrown soon after, Alice meets a handsome stranger named Devlin (Cary Grant) who reveals after a clash of wits and temperament that he is a U.S. Intelligence Agent. Because she has fallen in love with the dashing FBI Agent, Alicia is persuaded into helping Devlin trap and catch Nazi mastermind Alex Sebastian. The more she gets involved in her work, the more at risk she becomes...
Notorious - a Gripping Thriller
- Notorious review by QOW
Midnight is not a good time for me to watch films. In spite of the hour and jet lag, I was totally enthralled by this film. Cary Grant is not so superficially suave and debonair as his later hits and Ingrid Bergman in this complex role is just the right touch of naughty and nice. The dialogue rolls and the intrigue just gets better as the film moves into a tense climax. This is a classic Hitchcock in terms of camera angles, atmospheric shots and anticipation of impending discovery, but it is much more of a romance and the warmth of the central figures gives it a charm that more than overshadows the darkness and threats.