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Notorious -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Ben Hecht (written by)
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Release Date:
6 September 1946 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Notorious woman of affairs... Adventurous man of the world! See more »
Plot:
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? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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(109 articles)
User Reviews:
One of Hitchcock's most thrilling examinations of psychosexual ambiguity See more (267 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Devlin

Ingrid Bergman ... Alicia Huberman

Claude Rains ... Alexander Sebastian

Louis Calhern ... Paul Prescott
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 ... Ethel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernice Barrett ... File Clerk (uncredited)

Bea Benaderet ... File Clerk (uncredited)
Candido Bonsato ... Waiter (uncredited)
Charles D. Brown ... Judge (uncredited)
Eddie Bruce ... Reporter (uncredited)
Paul Bryar ... Photographer (uncredited)
Aileen Carlyle ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Beulah Christian ... Woman (uncredited)
Richard Clarke ... Man (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Court Stenographer (uncredited)
Alfredo DeSa ... Ribero (uncredited)
Ben Erway ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Almeda Fowler ... Woman (uncredited)
Gavin Gordon ... Ernest Weylin (uncredited)
William Gordon ... Adams (uncredited)

Virginia Gregg ... File Clerk (uncredited)
Harry Hayden ... Defense Counsel (uncredited)

Alfred Hitchcock ... Man Drinking Champagne at Party (uncredited)
Art Howard ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Warren Jackson ... District Attorney (uncredited)
Ted Kelly ... Waiter (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Reporter (uncredited)
James Logan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Leota Lorraine ... Woman (uncredited)
George Lynn ... Photographer (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... Photographer (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Butler (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Man Walking Through Door Leaving Courtroom (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Man (uncredited)
Tina Menard ... Maid (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Diner Extra / Party Guest (uncredited)

Antonio Moreno ... Senor Ortiza (uncredited)
Sandra Morgan ... Woman (uncredited)
Howard Negley ... Photographer (uncredited)
Ramon Nomar ... Dr. Silva - Brazilian Official (uncredited)
Fred Nurney ... John Huberman (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Louis Serrano ... Brazilian Official (uncredited)
Patricia Smart ... Mrs. Jackson (uncredited)
Dink Trout ... Court Clerk (uncredited)

Lenore Ulric ... Horsewoman with Sebastian (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Friedrich von Ledebur ... Knerr (uncredited)
Peter von Zerneck ... Wilhelm Rossner (uncredited)
John Vosper ... Reporter (uncredited)
Alan Ward ... Reporter (uncredited)
Lillian West ... Woman (uncredited)

Frank Wilcox ... FBI Agent (uncredited)

Elizabeth Wilson ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Herbert Wyndham ... Mr. Cook (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock 
 
Writing credits
Ben Hecht (written by)

John Taintor Foote (story "The Song of the Dragon") uncredited

Alfred Hitchcock  screenplay contributor (uncredited)
Clifford Odets  dialogue: love scenes (uncredited)

Produced by
Alfred Hitchcock .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Tetzlaff (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Theron Warth 
 
Art Direction by
Carroll Clark 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Claude E. Carpenter (set decorations) (as Claude Carpenter)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Dorfman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... sound
John E. Tribby .... sound
Clem Portman .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Paul Eagler .... special effects
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Crowell .... digital compositor (restored version) (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Capa .... still photographer (uncredited)
Gregg Toland .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Edith Head .... gowns designer: Miss Ingrid Bergman
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Gil Grau .... orchestral arrangements
 
Other crew
Barbara Keon .... production assistant
Dorothy Barton .... stand-in (uncredited)
Betty Brooks .... stand-in: Ingrid Bergman (uncredited)
Dan Cassell .... stand-in: Cary Grant (uncredited)
J. Dodds .... stand-in (uncredited)
Sam Lufkin .... stand-in (uncredited)
Bill Porter .... publicity writer (uncredited)
Ruth Roberts .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Leo Snell .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
101 min
Country:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Chile:14 | Finland:S | Germany:16 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1947) | Norway:16 (1947) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (re-release) (re-rating) (2000) (2008) (2012) | UK:U (video rating) (1986) (1992) (1996) (2000) | USA:Approved (PCA #11261)

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Trivia:
David O. Selznick sold the rights to RKO Pictures in order to finance part of Duel in the Sun (1946), which was over-budget and behind schedule.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When drunken Alicia is struggling with Devlin in her car at the beginning of the movie. After he causes her to pass out, Ingrid Bergman can be seen sliding over in the car seat to make room for Cary Grant.See more »
Quotes:
[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 appeal.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Carnaval, Op. 9, Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes: 'Chopin'See more »

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56 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
One of Hitchcock's most thrilling examinations of psychosexual ambiguity, 25 October 1999
Author: allyjack from toronto

One of Hitchcock's most thrilling examinations of psychosexual ambiguity, with the Grant-Bergman relationship veering from an initial meet-cute to genuine (beautifully conveyed) mutual delight to sadistic manipulation - he makes a whore of her and forces the fact again and again into her face, seldom giving an inch until the very end, where his change of heart has a largely tacked on feeling. We first see him from behind, quietly, predatorily watching at one of her drunken parties; they go for a drive and we see his hand poised to grab the wheel even as he pretends to submit himself to her drunken control over the car - it sets the tone, for Grant never relents on his desire to possess her, and reacts all too like a spurned lover to events, belittling her love even as she continually reasserts it; the callousness with which he distances himself from her after learning of her assignment is breathtaking. The main plot can hardly match the complexity of the central relationship, even though it's an excellently constructed yarn, with the fine set pieces of the party and the ultimate escape, which is essentially a battle between Rains and Grant for possession of the weakened Bergman - a finale which emphasizes how she's always been a prisoner, of her father's myth, of the male system, of her own emotions.

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