Notorious (1946), dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Everyman,44 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2NH
Sunday 25 November, 10am
Tickets: £13/£11 concessions, plus £1.50 transaction fee
Running Time: 1hr 42mins
Cary Grant stars with Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains in this quintessential Hitchcock thriller, with an introduction by Bristol-based actor Paul McGann, on so why he admires Cary Grant’s acting craft.
“Cary Grant’s performance in Notorious is subtle and thrilling. At the height of his powers as an actor, deftly disguising the painstaking technique demanded, not only by Hitchcock, but also by the presence and equal genius of Ingrid Bergman. I’ve watched this picture over and over and still don’t know how they did it” (Paul McGann)
Alicia Huberman (Bergman) is the daughter of a convicted Nazi spy, who drowns her sorrows in promiscuous drinking. She is recruited by government agent T. R. Devlin (Grant) to spy on her father and his Nazi friends hiding out in Rio de Janeiro. Whilst waiting for her assignment, Devlin and Alicia begin to fall in love, but when Devlin tasks her to seduce Sebastian (Rains), one of her father’s friends, Alicia assumes his advances were all part of his act to get her to cooperate. She marries Sebastian to spite Devlin but, after their honeymoon, her life becomes endangered when he begins to suspect she’s a spy…
Grant’s onscreen chemistry with Bergman is palpable and Hitchcock directs one of the steamiest screen kisses in cinema history. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch one of Hitchcock’s most sophisticated thrillers, starring his favourite actor Cary Grant in arguably one of his darkest roles.
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