Notorious, 1946

How far will he let her go to find out what the bad guys are up to? What will it take to get enough evidence to put the villains away for good? Will she be able to get out of it alive?

Ingrid Bergman plays Alicia Huberman, the beautiful daughter of a German spy who committed suicide in prison. Cary Grant is Devlin, a government agent sent to recruit her to become an undercover agent. He does everything he can to get her to spy on her father’s Nazi friends in Rio de Janeiro.

Devlin must get her involved and keep her safe. Hard to do since they don’t really know what the bad guys are doing. She has to give the inside info as often as she can get it. Trouble gets boiling hot when one of the Germans she’s spying on finds her with Devlin.

Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman show off in a very long kissing scene which was technically difficult to shoot. It’s one of the most talked-about scenes in the film.

Claude Rains was fabulous as bad guy Alexander Sebastian. He began his successful film career in 1933 as the star of The Invisible Man. Before his Hollywood years, Rains was a sought-after acting teacher. Two of his students were Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud. Cary Grant and Claude Rains first acted together in The Last Outpost in 1935. Rains and Bergman first acted together in Casablanca in 1942.

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