After the death of her father who was a Nazi sympathizer based in the United States, Alicia Huberman is contacted by the United States Government. They have asked her to use her father’s death as a way to get inside a secret Nazi support ring in Rio De Janeiro. Doing so will clear her name of any ties to the fascist group and clear her own record. Through her mission, she falls in love with her handler, an agent named Devlin. The two become close until it is revealed that the man at the head of the Nazi party in Rio is none other than a former admirer and she must convince him of her affections to uncover their secrets.
Starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman, this story of love and deception is a classic Alfred Hitchcock presentation. There are twists and thrills, with complicated relationships between the characters in an eternally relevant battle of good vs. evil Nazis. Clocking in at just over 100 minutes, Notorious is incredibly engaging and entertaining. Cary Grant is the leading man with all the style and grace afforded by someone of his talents. The back and forth between Grant and Ingrid Bergman is an art all of its own. Bergman plays a versatile and tough character that refuses to get pinned down. She rules her scenes, demanding that the attention be given to her. Notorious is a hit from start to finish.
Notorious is available to stream on Tubi. It’s an awkward workaround, but it’s so worth it.