- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 14, 2008
- Originally Released: 1946
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital - English
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/17/1997
"...Alfred Hitchcock's NOTORIOUS is the most elegant expression of the master's visual style..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/19/2001
"...Romantic, brilliantly constructed, and glowing with beauty, it's a stunning example of the master's work..."
South America at the close of World War II provides a steamy microcosm of the European conflict for this tense story of love, deception, and betrayal. The daughter (Ingrid Bergman) of an infamous German spy might be the perfect agent to infiltrate a secretive band of Nazi emigres, but does her past guarantee her commitment or compromise her loyalty' Romantic tension grows between Bergman and the American agent played by Cary Grant, but he cannot overcome his suspicion of her. With her choice to marry the group's evil ringleader, Claude Rains, Bergman may alienate Grant completely just at the time when she needs him the most.
Essential Cinema |
Theatrical Release |
World War II
- Released theatrically in New York City on August 15, 1946.
- Hitchock cameo: In one of his most exciting cameos, Hitchcock appears as a guest at a party, taking a drink off a tray, heightening what was already a very tense, dramatic scene.
- The FBI had Alfred Hitchcock under surveillance for a period of time because of his interest in the atom bomb.
- The film cost $2 million to make and grossed $8 million.
- The crane shot at the party, which comes swooping across the stairs, was one of the longest and most challenging shots in Hollywood history at that time.
- Special ramps were built on the set that would "lift" Claude Rains, who was much shorter than Ingrid Bergman.