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ClassicLady's avatar


What is there to say? Hitchcock, Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Ingid Bergman... Life just doesn't get any better!
12 years 11 months ago
hilariousity's avatar


I wasn't that into it at first but by the end I was enthralled. It's definitely one of my favorite Hitchcock films. Claude Rains gave a really great and subtle performance here.
12 years 11 months ago
Holden7's avatar


Outstanding finale
13 years 5 months ago
Josh_Glover's avatar


I liked the sinister ending of the closed door that made me feel a little sympathetic towards Alexander.
10 years 2 months ago
don_vito's avatar


Certainly one of Hitch's best!
14 years 1 month ago
DisneyStitch's avatar


Not quite as enjoyable for me compared to the vast majority of Hitchcock's movies. The first half of the film is rather slow and pacing is a major issue. The screen chemistry between Bergman and Grant is good yet seemed rushed in an odd way. They bicker, trade barbs, and get unbelievably jealous over each other's affection like they've been lovers for years when in reality it's been a few days since they met. It just didn't seem like there was enough buildup to support such strong emotion from between them. Claude Rains is a fine addition to the plot and the second half really picks up.
2 years 11 months ago
airi86ja's avatar


Such a nice romanticism!

Ingrid Bergman so feminine and gorgeous! Fit perfectly for this intriguing Hitchcock's film.
11 years 11 months ago
Hippiemans's avatar


Great director, great cast, great story, great movie!
12 years 5 months ago
contrafugal's avatar


Take that, three second rule.
13 years 1 month ago
Siskoid's avatar


Hitchcock's Notorious is a spy thriller filtered through a love triangle that makes everything more difficult for the protagonists. You really don't have to ask me twice to watch Ingrid Bergman in a movie, even if her accent's gonna be a little muddled (is it me, or is she doing "Hard American Dame" in the first scene? - well, I know people who switch to a British accent when they're drunk, so maybe). She's sent into a nest of Nazis who have scurried to South America based on her treasonous father's associations, meant to seduce Claude Rains, which is a problem because she and Cary Grant have (naturally) fallen in love. So she can do the deed, Grant patriotically rejects her, and from then on, it's all heightened emotions and edge-of-your-seat film making. I found myself gripped watching a wine bottle slowly slip off a shelf, or leaning in at insert shots of keys and cups. And man, Hitch is really pushing at the Hays Code's limits in this one. Bergman is not-not... Notorious! Oh sorry, how did that song come into my head? While the plot can sometimes be a little abrupt on some points, it's Hitchcock being Hitchcock and working with a stellar cast, so I can forgive it.
3 years 2 months ago
nick-samuel's avatar


Dat key shot...
10 years 5 months ago
dyin2live's avatar


Found the storyline to be extremely frustrating.


I understand that Cary Grant is a highly regarded actor. But I do not agree that he is fit for every role. He plays an overconfident dick very well. So he was perfect for films such as Bringing up Baby, Arsenic and Old Lace, and personal favorite His Girl Friday because each film called for an overconfident dick. This film needed a spy or just about anyone with common sense.

I apologize again for my rant. I just find that the members of this site do more to reconcile my feelings toward a movie better than imdb, where they correct my spelling/grammar and tell me that I am too young to appreciate film.
11 years 7 months ago
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Duval Spit

@Kurt and Zelta... I too was not impressed by this film upon first viewing, but for some reason it is one of Hitch's that I return to more than most. At this point I've seen it 8 times and every time I get drawn in. I've heard some people are put off by how quickly the relationship between Grant and Bergman jumps off (don't know if that is one of your issues) but again, with more viewings it just seems right, as if they were always meant to be together. I can't convince you to like a movie you didn't like, but if you really are huge Hitchcock fans I can't emphasize enough the value in watching this specific movie again.
13 years ago
max-scl's avatar


Why "seƱorita" if they're in Brazil?
4 years 7 months ago
Angellike's avatar


@dyin2live, I agree with (some of) your thoughts, especially regarding the spy-business, definitely leaves something to be desired.

As for the movie, it was descent, providing some feelings of suspense but in my mind there was something missing. It's hard to put a finger on it, perhaps a fleshing out of the spoiler
10 years 9 months ago

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