31 January 2008
Notorious, has it all. Director Alfred Hitchcock and Screenwriter Ben Hecht are at their best. Ingrid Bergman is at her most luminous, starring next to Cary Grant in his prime. Supporting roles by Claude Rains and Madame Konstantin are exceptional. Hecht and Rains both received Academy Award nominations for their work.
The other star in Notorious is Rio de Janeiro in the '40s, one of the world's most visually gorgeous cities at the time.
If you own only one Hitchcock film, you can't go wrong with this one.