In Alfred Hitchcock's spy thriller NOTORIOUS, government agent T.R. Devlin (Grant) recruits Alicia Huberman (Bergman) to spy on her late father’s group of Nazi friends in Rio de Janeiro. One of them is her old flame (Claude Rains). How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself and clear her name?
We’re delighted to present this matinée screening with an introduction to costume designer Edith Head’s film noir work by special guests Vince Keenan and Rosemarie Keenan.
Under their nom de plume Renee Patrick, the Seattle-based Keenans write the critically-acclaimed classic Hollywood mystery series that blends fact and fiction. The novels to date include Design for Dying (set in 1937) and Dangerous to Know (December 1938, with Nazis and loosely based on the Albert Chapereau affair) and feature real-life costume designer Head and fictional amateur sleuth Lillian Frost, plus a cast of other historical Hollywood figures.
Co-presented by Designing the Movies and Toronto Film Noir Syndicate.
USA, 101 minutes
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Written by Ben Hecht
Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains