A Spellbinding Movie
Notorious is one of my all-time favorite movies. Why it isn't better known is beyond me.
I won't give away any of the plot, but will say that the movie combines spy drama and romance in an amazing way. Because of the age, much of the story is really in the context and needs to read between the lines. But I think its all the more powerful and enjoyable for that.
The ending is gripping and perfectly suspenseful. Even though I know word-for-word and step-by-step what's going to happen next, I am on the edge of my seat every single time.
For anyone new to Hitchcock or who thinks that Hitchcock starts and ends with Psycho, there is so much more to his movies. Notorious doesn't have some of the breezy comedy that to Catch a Thief or The Man Who Knew Too Much do, but it's a terrific drama. Never gory, never too obvious. A perfect evening!