Grant, Bergman and Rains excel in Hitchcock’s brilliant, bitter mix of suspense, espionage intrigue and troubled love story.
Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern
USA 1946. 101min
A mesmerising mix of suspense, espionage intrigue and troubled love story as a US agent (Grant) seduces an alcoholic (Bergman), persuading her to provide sexual favours for a German (Rains) suspected of being involved with Nazis hiding out in South America. A forerunner of Vertigo in its fascination with exploitation and emotional dependency, it’s directed with typically Hitchcockian precision and nuance.