Notorious Film Still

Notorious

Alfred Hitchcock

 
Notorious (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Out of Print
  • United States
  • 1946
  • 102 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #137

In Notorious, a brilliant allegory of love and betrayal, Hitchcock fuses two of his favorite elements: suspense and romance. A beautiful woman with a tainted past (Ingrid Bergman) is enlisted by American agent Devlin (Cary Grant) to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex (Claude Rains). Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he’s loved her all along. Stunning performances, Ben Hecht’s excellent script, and Hitchcock’s direction at its best make Notorious a perfect film.

Cast

T.R. DevlinIngrid Bergman
Alicia HubermanCary Grant
Alex SebastianClaude Rains
Paul PrescottLouis Calhern
Madame SebastianLeopoldine Konstantin
"Dr. Anderson"Reinhold Schunzel
Walter BeardsleyMoroni Olsen
Eric MathisIvan Triesault
JosephAlex Minotis

Credits

DirectorAlfred Hitchcock
ScreenplayBen Hecht
CinematographyTed Tetzlaff
EditingTheron Warth
MusicRoy Webb
SoundJohn E. Tribby and Terry Kellum
Special effectsVernon Walker and Paul Eagler
Second unit photographyGregg Toland
Art directionAlbert S. D'Agostino and Carroll Clark
Set decorationDarrell Silvera and Claude Carpenter
Miss Bergman's gowns designed byEdith Head

Disc Features

  • Glorious new digital transfer, with film and sound restoration
  • Commentaries by Hitchcock film scholar Marian Keane and film historian Rudy Behlmer, editor of Memo from David O. Selznick
  • Complete broadcast of the 1948 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation, starring Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotten
  • Rare production, publicity, and rear projection photos, as well as promotional posters and lobby cards
  • Production correspondence
  • Collection of trailers and teasers
  • Script excerpts of deleted scenes and alternate endings
  • Excerpts from the short story “The Song of the Dragon,” source material for Notorious
  • Rare newsreel footage of Bergman and Hitchcock
  • Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by William Logan and Steve Blakely

Film Essays

Notorious

By William Rothman October 15, 2001

Notorious is, along with Shadow of a Doubt, the greatest of the films Hitchcock made in his first decade in America. Indeed, I have no inclination to disagree with François Truffaut when he . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Notorious

By Rudy Behlmer February 27, 1990

Everyone has a favorite Hitchcock film. But when the votes are counted, Notorious always seems to be in the top three or four—and often number one. Considering how many films the master of . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Notorious

By William Rothman October 15, 2001

Notorious is, along with Shadow of a Doubt, the greatest of the films Hitchcock made in his first decade in America. Indeed, I have no inclination to disagree with François Truffaut when he . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Notorious

By Rudy Behlmer February 27, 1990

Everyone has a favorite Hitchcock film. But when the votes are counted, Notorious always seems to be in the top three or four—and often number one. Considering how many films the master of . . . Read more »

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