Film
NOTORIOUS
, Dir.
NOTORIOUS

When people think of the greatest Alfred Hitchcock films they go to the usual: PSYCHO, REAR WINDOW, VERTIGO. Over time, though, NOTORIOUS, a post-WWII espionage thriller, finally achieved the recognition it deserved as one of the greatest films the celebrated director ever made. It’s a mystery why it took so long, this film has everything: Nazi spies, uranium, secrets, lies, and a complicated love triangle. The film centers on the efforts of the U.S. to find, try, and convict ex-Nazis who are hiding out in Brazil. Enter U.S. agent T.R. Delvin (the dashing Cary Grant) who persuades a young woman, Alicia (Ingrid Bergman) to infiltrate the Nazi group, which includes many friends of her German father. Enter in the always great Claude Rains as the main target and what you have is one of the best films to come out of Hollywood during the studio era (R.J. LaForce).

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