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.

SYNOPSIS

In one of the most stylish works by the master of suspense, American agent Grant gets the assignment to watch international playgirl Bergman, whose father is a Nazi sympathizer. He soon realizes she abhors his beliefs and they begin to work in tandem, an assignment that means she must marry Nazi agent Rains in Rio despite their mutual attraction. When Rains becomes suspicious of Bergman, he begins slowly poisoning her, and Grant comes to the rescue. The intricate plot revolves around Rain's hoard of uranium, a top-secret material at the time, and a plot point that earned writer Hecht and Hitch an F.B.I. tail during production. This also features one of Hitchcock's greatest shots, the descending crane shot from the top of a grand staircase to the key to Rains's wine cellar held tight in Bergman's hand. The laserdisc edition includes audio commentary and production background, with a theatrical trailer, telecast clips, deleted scenes from the script with stills, and the Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast.

(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion).

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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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BlogHub Articles:

Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman are "Notorious!"

By Stephen Reginald on Oct 10, 2023 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


She’s Notorious: The Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon

By shadowsandsatin on Aug 27, 2023 From Shadows and Satin

A U.S. District courtroom in Miami, Florida. April 24, 1946. 3:20 pm. This is the setting for the opening scene of Notorious (1946), one of my many favorite Alfred Hitchcock films, starring Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern ? and the subject of the Ingrid Bergman blogathon. Sometimes categoriz... Read full article


Western RoundUp: Rancho Notorious (1952)

By Laura Grieve on Mar 9, 2023 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Western RoundUp: Rancho Notorious (1952) Rancho Notorious (1952) Movie Poster Over the past few months I’ve written about catching up with a trio of Barbara Stanwyck‘s ’50s Westerns, most recently The Furies (1950), which I covered in my column in early January. This month... Read full article


Western RoundUp: Rancho Notorious (1952)

By Laura Grieve on Mar 9, 2023 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Western RoundUp: Rancho Notorious (1952) Rancho Notorious (1952) Movie Poster Over the past few months I’ve written about catching up with a trio of Barbara Stanwyck‘s ’50s Westerns, most recently?The Furies?(1950), which I covered in my column in early?January. This month... Read full article


ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Notorious (1946)

By Carol Martinheira on Jan 12, 2022 From The Old Hollywood Garden

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: Notorious (1946) On January 12, 2022January 12, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Happy 2022… whatever’s left of it at this point, as we all slowly despair… But hey, let’s not dwell, because I’ve got a brand new se... Read full article


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Quotes from

Devlin: You don't look so hot. Sick?
Alicia: [lies defiantly] No. Hangover.
Devlin: That's news. Back to bottle again, huh?
Alicia: It sort of... lightens my chores.


Alicia: This is a very strange love affair.
Devlin: Why?
Alicia: Maybe the fact that you don't love me.


Alicia: You can add Sebastian's name to my list of playmates.


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Facts about

Producer David O. Selznick originally wanted Vivien Leigh to play Alicia.
Alfred Hitchcock and Ben Hecht consulted Nobel Prize winner Dr. Robert Millikan on how to make an atomic bomb. He refused to answer, but confirmed that the principal ingredient, uranium, could fit in a wine bottle.
The legendary on-again, off-again kiss between Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman was designed to skirt the Hayes Code that restricted kisses to no more than three seconds each.
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