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Archive: Spring 2007

Thursday, April 10 • 7pm

Notorious will be preceded by the short film Hard Boiled, directed by
UCI Film and Media Studies major Christine Kim, as part of the
Film and Video Center’s 2008 UCI Filmmakers Series



In Notorious, a brilliant allegory of love and betrayal, Hitchcock fuses two of his favorite elements: suspense and romance. A beautiful woman with a tainted past (Ingrid Bergman) is enlisted by American agent Devlin (Cary Grant) to spy on a ring of Nazis in post-war Rio. Her espionage work becomes life-threatening after she marries the most debonair of the Nazi ring, Alex (Claude Rains). Only Devlin can rescue her, but to do so he must face his role in her desperate situation and acknowledge that he’s loved her all along. Stunning performances, Ben Hecht’s excellent script, and Hitchcock’s direction at its best make Notorious a perfect film. –

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
1946, USA • 101 minutes • 35mm


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