Film Friday: Notorious (1946)

Notorious DR Macro 1Two of my favourite stars together with Hitchcock directing means this is among my top films ever.

notorious6sd5.6024Alicia descends into drinking and bed hopping after the conviction of her German father for treason against the US. This leads to her recruitment by a government agency in the form of the dashing Mr Devlin.

notorious-1946-cary-grant-ingrid-bergman-e1270056169440Her ‘good time’ outfit and he ties his hankerchief around her middle in case she gets cold!

notorious-alfred-hitchcock-1946-L-aEcljl The attraction is very much mutual. This is a very important scene because Hitchcock succeeded in getting around the strict Production Code that forbade kissing for longer than 3 seconds. He simply had them stop every 3 seconds, murmur sweet nothings and start up again…..repeatedly.

DAYSUIT ingrid_bergman_in_notoriousGlorious Ingrid!

n2la5Her ‘assignment’ was to attach herslef to one of her father’s former associates.

notor Alicia and Devlin meet regularly for updates. Look at how cool her gent’s outfit is!

Notorious102011-N51ST Alicia as the new bride presented to the family. The only time in the film we see her wearing white in this house.

not8Her mother-in-law.

Notorious_Hitchcock_cameo_part_9A dinner party is thrown to which Devlin is invited. I believe that’s Hitchcock on the far left.

dfd575ab_1946notoriouscgibI adore this dress, the rolled hair and chain belt.

notoriousAnd it has dramatic bare back.

cellar-14_thumb3They discover a secret.

imagesnotorious-1946-002-00n-ze6-alicia-black-dress-with-key-beside-curtain_0A dress that’s almost Medieval in its severity.

tumblr_m43k1xf23L1qzdvhio1_500 Alicia mysteriouly suffers a rapid decline in health. A little pawn on the chequer board.

rains Mother and son decide her fate.

notorious-bitterdrink Devlin becomes alarmed when she misses their regular rendezvous and decides to visit her home.

tumblr_m58078wzf11rtpbuxo1_500He finds her almost unconscious.

FREE not15It’s her husband who has to answer for his mistake.

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8 thoughts on “Film Friday: Notorious (1946)

  1. miss sophie

    i love love love old hollywood movies – they don’t make films like those anymore, and watching a few scenes of Cary Grant or Audrey Hepburn is always inspiring no matter how many times i’ve seen it 🙂

    by the way, i love your (vintage?) Chanel flap featured in your post earlier this week!

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    1. silkpathdiary Post author

      I couldn’t agree with you more! There are not many actors/actresses now who have the same qualities of those from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
      Thank you very much for the bag compliment! It’s not yet vintage 🙂

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  2. Lucy

    What a lovely afternoon treat! I was practically *raised* on classics and will forever be fascinated with the Golden Age of Hollywood. Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman were such a beautiful, dynamic team.

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  3. Chiara

    Just another movie I need to see again – although first time I watched it I was not impressed: I much preferred Rebecca. And I discovered husband is missing this one too!

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  4. rukshanaafia

    All I would add is that ‘Notorious’ must have one of the sexiest film pairings ever , perhaps only rivalled by Casablanca – also featuring Bergman’s unconventional (for Hollywood) beauty . It’s one of my favourite Hitchcock films and surprising in that Cary Grant is not playing the usual charming & amusing romantic lead but a grimmer , more serious & dangerous guy .

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    1. silkpathdiary Post author

      Thank you – I totally agree! We may not be so surprised now to know that Ingrid barely wore any make up on screen which for her time in Hollywood was unheard of! I still cry when watching Casablanca …

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