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Espionage thriller from master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock. Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) is a social butterfly recruited by the American government to work as a spy in Rio de Janeiro in the years directly following World War Two. Helped by fellow agent Devlin (Cary Grant) - who soon falls in love with her - she is ordered to seduce and marry Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a member of a covert group of exiled Nazis. She succeeds in marrying Sebastian, and uncovers a Nazi plot to stockpile uranium, but when Sebastian himself realises who his wife is working for, he begins to plot to get rid of her.
One of Alfred Hitchcock's classics, this romantic thriller features a cast to die for: Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains. Bergman plays the daughter of a disgraced father who is recruited by American agents to infiltrate a post-World War II spy ring in Brazil. Her control agent is Grant, who treats her with disdain while developing a deep romantic bond with her. Her assignment: to marry the suspected head of the ring (Rains) and get the goods on everyone involved. Danger, deceit, betrayal--and, yes, romance--all come together in a nearly perfect blend as the film builds to a terrific (and surprising) climax. Grant and Bergman rarely have been better. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In this Hitchcock-directed film, Ingrid Bergman plays Alicia Huberman, daughter of a Nazi spy convicted of treason. A young woman who has always played fast and loose, she is nevertheless recruited to go to Brazil to infiltrate her father's Nazi network there, with Devlin (Cary Grant) as her agency contact. They fall in love as they await orders in Rio, but the stiff and formal Grant cannot bring himself to tell this "notorious" woman ("not a lady") that he loves her. When she realizes that she will get much better information if she marries Nazi Alex Sebastian (Claude Rains), Grant allows her to do this, meeting her periodically for agonizing updates. As Alicia uncovers increasingly important information related to the Nazi search for uranium, her own life is threatened.
Hitchcock's camera work is extraordinary, with high-contrast scenes achieving maximum dramatic impact in black and white. He often places objects and people in the extreme foreground with the camera focused on the background, and he uses changes of lighting to emphasize changing moods or realizations by characters. The suspense builds to a crescendo, and when Grant and Bergman manage to get inside a locked wine cellar while Rains is approaching, the tension nears the breaking point.
Part of the suspense is psychological.Read more ›
Rebecca is for me the ultimate movie. Eventhough it's been over 60 years since it was shot, it still has that magic touch that makes it so relevant to these times.
Having said that, I must comment that the video transfer of the 4 movies is, alas, only average.
Numerous scratches and dust particles can be spotted and some very nasty compression signs can be seen in most of the darker scenes. However, the framing seems accurate and no edge enhancment distract the viewer.
The soundtrack another story. While it's obvious that the soundtrack had not been remastered, it was certainly cleaned from all the hisses that were evident in the VHS versions of the movies. Still, it's not a full blown Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, but the sound is very adequate and the dialog is always clear and understandable.
Each movie includes extra features that vary in quality and quantity. I always prefer the director commentary, which is, alas, missing, but given the fact that Hitchcock is no longer available for DVD commentaries, it's acceptable.
Would I recommend this collection? Well, that depends. Any Hitchcock fan MUST buy it (being so cheap and being Hitchcock's finest). However, if you're a DVD fan rather than a Hitchcock fan, you should buy the separate versions of the 4 movies, since some of them were given a really good treat when they were transferred to DVD (look for the Criterion editions).
4 out of 5 stars.
On loan from his suffocative contract with David O. Selznick, the director turned out with RKO a practically flawless picture. It bears all the hallmarks of what we now consider a Hitchcock classic: It has Cary Grant. It has Ingrid Bergman. It has a pulpy (though not too pulpy) plot. It has interantional agents. It has a Macguffin. It even has a one word title!
Bergman plays the woman-with-a-history, and Grant is the detective trying to infiltrate a Nazi group. Bergman is his tool, and he persuades/pushes her into a marriage with Nazi sympathiser Claude Raines.
This central trio of characters is outstanding -- the relationship between Bergman and Grant thoroughly believable and watertight, and Raines treads the line between threatening and weak immaculately.
Really a must-see, even after all these years. Includes excellent flourishes, including the much vaunted longest-ever screen kiss and the breathtaking bravura camera dolly down the stairs to Bergman's concealed hand. The party sequence is one of the best in all of Hitchcock's output.
From start to finish it is a joy -- buy it, and buy it now.
It doesn't fit into any of the 'spy-film' or 'romance' cliches: it's utterly fresh and original. The script is very tight, the two strands - McGuffin and romance - coming together in the form of a scintillating love triangle, a series of agonising misunderstandings and an ending that is simultaneously so surprising and so _right_ that it will take your breath away.
Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant do wonderful work bringing the leads to life - she damaged, vulnerable and exposed, becomming more forlorn and isolated as the plot develops, he slightly morally ambiguous and painfully self-controlled. Watch them in the scene where Alicia takes Dev for a drive: magic! Claude Rains and Madame Konstantin as Alex and his mother lend stellar support, he the villain you pity more than hate and she a cold and jealous manipulator. The downward pan on Alex as he makes his confession to his mother tells you all you need to know, which brings us neatly onto the direction.
What with it being a Hitchcock film and all you expect it to be good, but this is brilliant. Neat little tricks like having Alicia stepping from the shadow into the light as Dev exposes her patriotism and keeping Dev's back to a room so that when he breaks into the conversation his distress is palpable couple with major motifs that occur in later films: the coffee-cup view of Alicia echoed in 'Spellbound' and the pan from the top of the staircase to Alicia's hand also seen in 'Marnie'.Read more ›
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Bergman and Grant in a Hitchcock thriller. Full of atmosphere and Bergman does a fine performance as a spy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jazzy
This movie really gets better with repeated viewings. This said, it must be added that the spying plot is now hopelessly dated – the only way of making it current would be getting... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Antonio Robert
Had this film on video and have waited to buy it on DVD. Have watched it a few times but it never loses it's appealPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love Cary Grant and had only ever seen this film once. It is Hitchcock as his brilliant best.Published 5 months ago by Mrs. K. Mcneil