Notorious Overview:

Notorious (1946) was a Film Noir - Romance Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.

The film was based on the serial (2-part story) The Song of the Dragon written by John Taintor Foote published in The Saturday Evening Post in Nov 1921.

Notorious was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2006.

Academy Awards 1946 --- Ceremony Number 19 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorClaude RainsNominated
Best WritingBen HechtNominated
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Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman are "Notorious!"

By Stephen Reginald on Sep 9, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman are "Notorious!" Notorious (1946) is a film noir/spy thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, and Claude Raines. The film’s screenplay was written by Ben Hecht (Nothing Sacred) with cinematography by Ted Tetzlaff (My Man ... Read full article


Notorious (1946, Alfred Hitchcock)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 28, 2020 From The Stop Button

In the third act of Notorious, director Hitchcock and screenwriter Ben Hecht (who had some uncredited and quite exquisite help) figure out a way to get maximal drama out of a rather mundane situation. Well, mundane as far as the possibilities of American agents in Rio de Janeiro (with the permission... Read full article


Rancho Notorious (1952): Chug-a-Lug

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 1, 2019 From 4 Star Films

The legend goes that the ever-meddling megalomaniac of RKO Pictures, Howard Hughes, insisted the film’s title be changed to Rancho Notorious?because European audiences wouldn’t know what a “Chug-a-Lug” was. Director Fritz Lang, who was himself a European emigre, snidely repli... Read full article


Blu-ray Review: Notorious ? The Criterion Collection

By Devon Powell on Jan 25, 2019 From Hitchcock Master

Spine # 137 Distributor: Criterion Collection (USA) Release Date: January 15, 2019 Region: Region A Length: 01:41:37 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: English Linear PCM Audio (48 kHz, 1152 kbps, 24-bit) Subtitles: English SDH Ratio: 1.37:1 Bitrate: 29.73 Mbps Notes: This title is also availab... Read full article


Review: Notorious (1946)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 9, 2018 From 4 Star Films

I never put much stock in a Hitchcock title out of force of habit or lack thereof because he never seemed to. But thinking on Notorious I came to the rather unextraordinary epiphany that it refers to lovely Ingrid Bergman as much as any Nazi, at least from a certain perspective. In the film, she pla... Read full article


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Quotes from

Alicia: There's nothing like a love song to give you a good laugh.


Alexander Sebastian: I am married to an American agent.


Devlin: I can't help recalling some of your remarks about being a new woman. Daisies and buttercups, wasn't it?
Alicia: You idiot! What are you sore about, you knew very well what I was doing!
Devlin: Did I?
Alicia: You could have stopped me with one word, but no, you wouldn't. You threw me at him!
Devlin: I threw you at nobody.
Alicia: Didn't you tell me what I had?
Devlin: A man doesn't tell a woman what to do; she tells herself. You almost had me believing in that little hokey-pokey miracle of yours, that a woman like you could change her spots.
Alicia: Oh, you're rotten.
Devlin: That's why I didn't try to stop you. The answer had to come from you.
Alicia: I see. Some kind of love test.
Devlin: That's right.


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Facts about

Alfred Hitchcock claimed that the FBI had him under surveillance for three months because the film dealt with uranium.
David O. Selznick sold the rights to RKO Pictures in order to finance part of Duel in the Sun, which was over-budget and behind schedule.
Alfred Hitchcock: About an hour in, at the party in Alexander Sebastian's mansion, Hitchcock gets a glass of champagne from the bartender and quickly turns to the left and walks off screen.
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