Notorious (1946)

notorious“There’s nothing like a love song to give you a good laugh. ” – Alicia

Number of Times Seen – 2 (Video in 1991 and 31 Oct 2016)

Brief Synopsis – The daughter of a convicted Nazi spy is forced by US Government agents to spy on her father’s Nazi friends living in South America, what she didn’t expect was to fall in love with her “handler”.

My Take on it – I saw this film for the first time over twenty five years ago when a writing teacher had me watch it and write a report about the love triangle in the story.

Truth is, I didn’t remember any of it upon rewatch now which helped me enjoy all of the plot twists even moreso.

Alfred Hitchcock does a wonderful job with this film and is able to keep us on the edge of our seats the whole time.

The two stars, Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant are great together and the amount of chemistry between the two of them is quite apparent the whole way through.

Loved the way that there are things alluded to by the way things are filmed, but we are completely certain about what really is happening.

Filled with lots of twists that bring it all together.

This isn’t Hitchcock’s best film, but it is done extremely well and keeps us entertained throughout because it’s such a great spy thriller..

Bottom Line – Hitchcock does a wonderful job with this story and is able to keep up on the edge of our seats the whole time.  Bergman and Grant work very well together and their chemistry is apparent in every one of their scenes together. The plot twist works quite well and I loved how certain thing are only alluded to, but are still quite apparent. Not Hitchcock’s best, but still extremely entertaining. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – After filming had ended, Cary Grant kept the famous UNICA key. A few years later he gave the key to his great friend and co-star Ingrid Bergman, saying that the key had given him luck and hoped it would do the same for her. Decades later, at a tribute to their director Alfred Hitchcock, Bergman went off-script and presented the key to him, to his surprise and delight. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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