Alfred Hitchcock

Notorious

Notorious

With this twisted love story, Alfred Hitchcock summoned darker shades of suspense and passion by casting two of Hollywood’s most beloved stars starkly against type. Ingrid Bergman plays Alicia, an alluring woman with a checkered past recruited by Devlin (Cary Grant), a suave, mysterious intelligence agent, to spy for the U.S. Only after she has fallen for Devlin does she learn that her mission is to seduce a Nazi industrialist (Claude Rains) hiding out in South America. Coupling inventive cinematography with brilliantly subtle turns from his mesmerizing leads, Hitchcock orchestrates an anguished romance shot through with deception and moral ambiguity. A thriller of rare perfection, Notorious represents a pinnacle of both its director’s legendary career and classic Hollywood cinema.

Film Info

  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • United States
  • 1946
  • 101 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • English
  • Spine #137

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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 Frears; and others
  • New program about Hitchcock’s storyboarding and previsualization 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 Bastién

New cover by Greg Ruth

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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 Frears; and others
  • New program about Hitchcock’s storyboarding and previsualization 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 Bastién

New cover by Greg Ruth

Notorious
Cast
Ingrid Bergman
Alicia Huberman
Cary Grant
T. R. Devlin
Claude Rains
Alexander Sebastian
Louis Calhern
Paul Prescott
Leopoldine Konstantin
Madame Sebastian
Reinhold Schünzel
“Dr. Anderson”
Moroni Olsen
Walter Beardsley
Ivan Triesault
Eric Mathis
Alex Minotis
Joseph
Wally Brown
Mr. Hopkins
Sir Charles Mendl
Commodore
Ricardo Costa
Dr. Barbosa
Eberhard Krumschmidt
Hupka
Fay Baker
Ethel
Credits
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay
Ben Hecht
Cinematography
Ted Tetzlaff
Editing
Theron Warth
Music
Roy Webb
Sound
John E. Tribby
Sound
Terry Kellum
Special effects
Vernon Walker
Special effects
Paul Eagler
Second unit photography
Gregg Toland
Art direction
Albert S. D'Agostino
Art direction
Carroll Clark
Set decoration
Darrell Silvera
Set decoration
Claude Carpenter
Miss Bergman's gowns designed by
Edith Head

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