Rent Notorious (1946)

3.8 of 5 from 179 ratings
1h 38min
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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...
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Ben Hecht
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
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Run Time:
98 minutes
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
B & W
  • Cast Biographies, Quotes and Trivia
  • Film trivia, awards and taglines
  • Photo gallery
  • A conversation with Hitchcock
  • An interview with Kim Newman
  • The Real Me (The Thin One)
  • Extracts from Francois Truffaut's Book 'Hitchcock'
  • Biography, quotes and trivia

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Reviews (3) of Notorious

Notorious - a Gripping Thriller - Notorious review by QOW

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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.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Classic Hitchcock Directed Suspense - Notorious review by JE

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Excellently filmed, produced and performed with Cary Grant & Ingrid Bergman a True Dynamic Duo at the heart of the film.

it's only a shame that it's not available on Blu-ray but the DVD quality is fine enough, highly recommended.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Romantic Thriller. - Notorious review by Steve

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Cary Grant runs party-girl Ingrid Bergman as an agent in Rio de Janeiro to infiltrate a Nazi spy ring and then to marry one of the prominent members played by Claude Rains.

This is one of Hitchcock's most critically praised film, particularly in relation to the love story. Though arguably the romance element doesn't stand so much scrutiny; the pair share levels of empathy that would shame a sociopath. And Grant's CIA man is willing for Bergman to not only enter into the house of dangerous, scheming Nazis, but then marry one of them. The story pulls too hard in contrary directions.

It's easier to suspend disbelief for a thriller than an examination of the nature of the heart. As a work of suspense, it's excellent and a polished example of the Hitchcock style. And no one ever played a woman in love quite as convincingly as the luminous Ms. Bergman.

The film has many fascinating Hitchcock moments, but the ticking bomb of the dwindling supply of champagne that must necessitate Claude Rains to visit the wine cellar where Cary and Ingrid are discovering bottles of uranium, is quintessential. Of course the crane shot that concludes with a close up of the key to the cellar is justly famous. Maybe there's a case that Notorious promotes style over content, but what magnificent style!

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