Notorious (1946)

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Directed By Alfred Hitchcock Starring Cary Grant  •  Ingrid Bergman  •  Claude Rains  •  Louis Calhern  •  Leopoldine Konstantin Genres Film Noir  •  Mystery  •  Political Thriller  •  Romance  •  Romantic Mystery  •  Spy Film  •  Thriller Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  The Criterion Collection  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Anchor Bay Entertainment  •  L.A. Noire 'Golden Film Reels' Collection  •  Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time Poll  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  Alamo Drafthouse 100  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Romantic Movies  •  BBC's 100 Greatest American Films  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Movies of All Time  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Greatest Screenplays
Release Info September 6, 1946
B&W  •  101 minutes NR Rated NR
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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/20/2015 Reply  · 

Notorious is one of Hitchcock's best but is rarely recognized as such. Vertigo, Psycho, Rear Window, and NXNW are certainly Hitchcock's Rushmore, but after that, you'd be hard pressed to find a better movie in his grand filmography than Notorious. In fact, There are days where I really feel I should put Notorious ahead of RW and NXNW. Notorious certainly has richer themes than both of them. And it's much more powerful as well. And that ending... I'm so tempted to bump Notorious up a few places on my chart. Phenomenal film.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 4/6/2015 Reply  · 

Just a few more thoughts on Notorious:

This may very well be Grant's best work of his illustrious career... and that's saying a lot! Most of Grant's career was spent doing screwball comedies. Grant is great at that.. probably the best ever, but I thought Notorious was a much needed break from the monotony. Notorious was such a dark film for him. Notorious was also a deviation from the norm for Ms. Goody-Two-Shoes as well. I'm speaking of Ingrid Bergman. Casablanca and Notorious are her crowning achievements

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eaglesflyhigh

eaglesflyhigh on 6/1/2015 Reply  · 

As good as some scenes are in Notorious, I think there are some plot issues like how quickly Ingrid Bergman puts her trust in Cary Grant and flies out of the country with him. That entire part is forced and unrealistic to me, which makes me drop Notorious to the bottom of top ten Hitchcock.

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jakesnake21

jakesnake21 on 7/4/2015 Reply  · 

one of his weakest imo

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 8/3/2017 Reply  · 

The tenth Hitchcock film I've seen! And boy, what a film! Superb performances, intriguing plot, marvellous direction and what a powerful film, especially the ending!
My top 5: 1. Vertigo. 2. Psycho. 3. Rear Window. 4. Dial M For Murder. 5. Notorious.

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