Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 103 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1946
Starring: Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Ingrid Bergman, Louis Calhern
While not expressly a film noir, NOTORIOUS contains some of Hitchcock’s most deceptively dark story elements. On the surface it is a grand Hollywood post-War adventure featuring two of the most glamorous stars of the time, but look only slightly closer to see the disturbing sexual themes at its heart. Ingrid Bergman plays the daughter of a Nazi spy who is coerced by the man she loves (Grant) to return the affections of a friend of her father (Rains) in order to gain information about a fascist cell in Brazil.
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