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5,308 Ratings


Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
United States, 1946
Film noir


An American agent enlists the daughter of a German war criminal to go undercover to expose a ring of Nazis. As the two begin to fall for one another, the stakes become much higher.

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Notorious Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1947 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role



Seven decades after its premiere in New York on 15 August 1946, it’s impossible to shake the feeling that Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious is a perfect film – a rare feature in which you wouldn’t want to change a thing. Next to Vertigo (1958), it’s certainly the Master of Suspense’s gravest, saddest and most perverse offering.
August 17, 2016
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Notorious takes a remarkably compassionate and nonjudgmental view of Alicia’s supposed waywardness. It is this generous depiction that forces the audience to feel her dread, and invokes atmospheric doom. Generically mixed, Notorious is a thriller with an emotional core with which to connect – a wartime spy film with a pure love story at the centre.
June 13, 2015
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Notorious (1946) remains one of the most compelling and mysterious of Alfred Hitchcock’s films… It has proved remarkably open to different responses and readings. It is particularly striking that while virtually all critics agree that Hitchcock’s central strategy is strategically to shift the narrational point of view (POV) throughout the film… almost none concurs with another on exactly where and how this happens, and which particular characters Hitchcock is favouring in any one scene.
August 25, 2014
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