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Notorious (1946)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir, Romance  |  6 September 1946 (USA)
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A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?



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Complete credited cast:
Leopoldine Konstantin ...
Mme. Sebastian (as Madame Konstantin)
Reinhold Schünzel ...
'Dr. Anderson' (as Reinhold Schunzel)
Moroni Olsen ...
Walter Beardsley
Ivan Triesault ...
Eric Mathis
Alexis Minotis ...
Joseph (as Alex Minotis)
Wally Brown ...
Mr. Hopkins
Charles Mendl ...
Commodore (as Sir Charles Mendl)
Ricardo Costa ...
Dr. Barbosa
E.A. Krumschmidt ...
Hupka (as Eberhard Krumschmidt)
Fay Baker ...


Following the conviction of her German father for treason against the U.S., Alicia Huberman takes to drink and men. She is approached by a government agent (T.R. Devlin) who asks her to spy on a group of her father's Nazi friends operating out of Rio de Janeiro. A romance develops between Alicia and Devlin, but she starts to get too involved in her work. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Release Date:

6 September 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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When Ben Hecht watched the filming of Devlin and Alicia kissing while discussing dinner, he said, "I don't get all this talk about chicken!" See more »


When Alicia picks up Alex's keys off the dresser, it is a round key she is after. However, the key we see in her fingers immediately after removing it from the ring is not round. See more »


[first lines]
[Title card]: Miami, Florida, Three-Twenty P.M., April the Twenty-Fourth, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Six...
[reporters and photographers converse amongst themselves outside the courtroom]
Judge: Is there any legal reason why sentence should not be pronounced?
District Attorney: No, your honor.
John Huberman: Yes, I have something to say. You can put me away, but you can't put away what's going to happen to you, and to this whole country next time. Next time we are going...
Defense Counsel: [whispering] I wouldn't say any more. We'll need that for the ...
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Opening credits prologue: Miami, Florida, Three-Twenty P.M., April the Twenty-Fourth, Nineteen Hundred and Forty-Six... See more »


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Carnaval, Op. 9, Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes: 'Chopin'
Written by Robert Schumann
Performed in the distance as Alicia enters Alex's house for the first time
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The Genius And His Stars
2 October 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Hitchcock introduces his stars with a cinematic blow that makes the opening of this dark, scrumptious thriller a monumental treat. He uses their star personalities and turns them round to dislocate us, teasing us with his unmistakable touch. The absurdity of the plot becomes totally plausible and the suspense is not merely unbearable but thrillingly entertaining. All of Hitchcock's favorite emotional and visual toys are present here. The icy blond, the sexual tension, the weakling villain with a castrating mother. A legendary kiss and a happy ending. Whenever I meet someone who hasn't seen any Hitchcock movies - and there are people in this world, believe it or not, who hasn't - I show them Notorious and always without fail, they are hooked forever. Just the way I was, I am and, I suspect, will always be. Cary Grant is allowed a dark unsmiling romantic hero and Ingrid Bergman lowers her strength to become a woman in love and in jeopardy but unwilling to appear as a victim. This gem of a film can be seen again and again without ever becoming tired or obvious. I'm sure you guessed it by now, this is one of my favorite films of all time.

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