Notorious [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Notorious [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Cary Grant
Cary Grant
, Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
, Claude Rains
Claude Rains
, Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
, Moroni Olsen
Moroni Olsen
Notorious [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Notorious [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Cary Grant
Cary Grant
, Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
, Claude Rains
Claude Rains
, Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
, Moroni Olsen
Moroni Olsen

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Though Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious was produced by David O. Selznick's Vanguard Films, Selznick himself had little to do with the production, which undoubtedly pleased the highly independent Hitchcock. Ingrid Bergman plays Alicia Huberman, who goes to hell in a handbasket after her father, an accused WWII traitor, commits suicide. American secret agent Devlin (Cary Grant) is ordered to enlist the libidinous Alicia's aid in trapping Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), the head of a Brazilian neo-Nazi group. Openly contemptuous of Alicia despite her loyalty to the American cause, Devlin calmly instructs her to woo and wed Sebastian, so that that good guys will have an "inside woman" to monitor the Nazi chieftain's activities. It is only after Alicia and Sebastian are married that Devlin admits to himself that he's fallen in love with her. The "MacGuffin" in this case is a cache of uranium ore, hidden somewhere on Sebastian's estate. Upon discovering that his wife is a spy, Sebastian balks at eliminating her until ordered to do so by his virago of a mother (Madame Konstantin). Tension mounts to a fever pitch as Devlin, a day late and several dollars short, strives to rescue Alicia from Sebastian's homicidal designs. Of the several standout sequences, the film's highlight is an extended love scene between Alicia and Devlin, which manages to ignite the screen while still remaining scrupulously within the edicts of the Production Code. In later years, Hitchcock never tired of relating the story of how he and screenwriter Ben Hecht (who was nominated for an Oscar) fell under the scrutiny of the FBI after electing to use uranium as a plot device -- this before the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A huge moneymaker for everyone concerned, Notorious is considered one of Hitchcock's best espionage melodramas. In 1992, Notorious was remade for cable television.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2019
UPC: 0715515224512
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Language: English
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 78

Special Features

Audio Commentaries from 1990 and 2001 featuring film historian Rudy Behlmer and Alfred Hitchcock scholar Marian Keane; New interview with Hitchcock biographer Donald Spoto ; New program about the film's visual style with Cinematographer John Bailey; New scene analysis by film scholar David Bordwell; Once Upon a Time... "Notorious," a 2009 documentary about the film featuring actor Isabella Rossellini; filmmakers Peter Bogdanovich, Claude Chabrol, and Stephen Frearsl and others; New program about Hitchcock's storyboarding and previosualization process by filmmaker Daniel Raim; Newsreel footage from 1948 of actor Ingrid Bergman and Hitchcock; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of Notorious from 1948, starring Bergman and Joseph Cotten; Trailers and teasers; Plus: An essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastien

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cary Grant Devlin
Ingrid Bergman Alicia Huberman
Claude Rains Alex
Louis Calhern Prescott
Moroni Olsen Beardsley
Ivan Triesault Eric
Leopoldine Konstantin Mme. Sebastian,Mme. Sebastian
Alexis Minotis Joseph,Actor
Wally Brown Hopkins,Judge
Gavin Gordon Ernest Weylin,Adams
Charles Mendel Commodore
Ricardo Costa Dr. Barbosa
Fay Baker Ethel
Eberhard Krumschmidt Hupka,Hupka
Antonio Moreno Senor Ortiza
Frederick Ledebur Knerr
Luis Serrano Dr. Silva
Ramon Nomar Dr. Silva
Peter von Zerneck Rossner
Fred Nurney Huberman
Herbert Wyndham Mr. Cook
Aileen Carlyle Woman at Party
Harry Hayden Defense Counsel
Dink Trout Clerk at Court
Howard Negley Photographer
Frank Marlowe Photographer
George Lynn Photographer
Warren Jackson District Attorney
Howard Mitchell Bailiff
Sandra Morgan Woman
Lillian West Woman
Beulah Christian Woman
Leota Lorraine Woman
Almeda Fowler Woman
Garry Owen Motor Cop
Lester Dorr Motor Cop
Patricia Smart Mrs. Jackson
Tina Menard Maid
Richard Clark Man
Francis McDonald Man
Frank Wilcox FBI Man
John Vosper Reporter
Eddie Bruce Reporter
Donald Kerr Reporter
Ben Erway Reporter
Emmett Vogan Reporter
Paul Bryar Reporter
Alan Ward Reporter
James Logan Reporter
Bea Benaderet File Clerk
Virginia Gregg File Clerk
Bernice Barrett File Clerk
Ted Kelly Waiter
Reinhold Schünzel Dr. Anderson
Bess Flowers Actor
Charles Mendl Commodore
Richard Clarke Man
Alfredo DeSa Ribero
Tom Coleman Court Stenographer
Reinhold Schunzel Actor
Roy Webb Composer

Technical Credits
Alfred Hitchcock Director,Screenwriter,Producer
Ben Hecht Screenwriter
Paul Eagler Special Effects
Vernon L. Walker Special Effects,Special Effects
John Taintor Foote Screenwriter
Clifford Odets Screenwriter
Terry Kellum Sound Effects
Clem Portman Sound Effects,Sound/Sound Designer
Terry Kellum Sound/Sound Designer
John E. Tribby Sound/Sound Designer
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