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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)  »

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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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Both Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman found the famous kissing scene quite problematic, according to Alfred Hitchcock, because of the complicated blocking that needed to be remembered in the several long takes that it took to shoot it. See more »


Early in the movie an intoxicated Alicia Huberman asks to go driving with T.R. Devlin. They are then seen driving in a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe convertible in Miami Florida (top down). Current year of the movie is 1946. The 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is a rare model with only 3100 units built. Later in the movie Alicia Huberman and T.R. Devlin fly to Brazil. Once in Rio de Janeiro Alicia and T.R. are again seen driving in a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible (top up) which would have been extremely rare in Brazil. Less then 500 were built for export. The same car is used in both scenes. This would have been impossible in real life as the flight would have taken hours to Rio where shipping the car would have taken weeks. Both Rio scenes and Miami scenes were shot in either country using the same car. 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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28 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Hitchcock movies, and was expecting Notorious to be in the same genre as North by Northwest and Charade---and I was initially disappointed. However, I watched it again and fell in love with this movie!

The plot, if you take the time to think about it, is amazing. Also, it's pretty risqué--everything about it. Bergman is absolutely superb--as is Cary Grant. Ingrid Bergman should have won an Oscar for her performance. Every line is classic and I've ended up seeing the movie three or five times. However, if you're up for a thrilling movie at home w/friends or at a party, this wouldn't be the one. I wouldn't say this is the type of movie for a romantic date either...it's in its own category where you just have to watch it with true classic film fans.

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