Run time: 101 mins
In Theaters: Friday 6th September 1946
Box Office Worldwide: $43.1M
Distributed by: RKO Radio Pictures
Production compaines: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Contactmusic.com: 5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Fresh: 35 Rotten: 1
IMDB: 8.1 / 10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Producer: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenwriter: Ben Hecht
Starring: Jamal Woolard as Christopher 'Biggie' Wallace, Derek Luke as Sean 'Puffy' Combs, Dennis L.A. White as Damion 'D-Roc' Butler, Mohamed Dione as Record Executive at Party, Marc John Jefferies as Lil Cease, Menyone DeVeaux as Hot Girl, Ginger Kroll as Debbie, Ricky Smith as Wally, Christopher Jordan Wallace as Biggie (age 8-13), Amanda Christopher as Keisha, Angela Bassett as Voletta Wallace, Jasper Briggs as Damion (age 8-13), Cyrus Farmer as Selwyn, David Costabile as Mr. Webber, Julia Pace Mitchell as Jan, Antonique Smith as Faith Evans
In Notorious, Grant plays a federal agent, looking for Nazis, who goes to Rio to protect Ingrid Bergman, who is married to a Nazi spy (Claude Rains) and is betraying him. Of course, Grant actually plays the suave, blasé, seemingly ordinary, seemingly heartless character he plays in all other films. Bergman is brilliant as the complex heroine.
Selznick's Hollywood is most often remembered for style, not complexity, but there's plenty of both here. This is one of Hitchcock's best films. Some of Hitchcock's other thrillers may seem dated now because of their Freudian overtones, but Style never goes out of style.