A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
After filming had ended, Cary Grant kept the famous UNICA key. A few years later he gave the key to his great friend and co-star Ingrid Bergman, saying that the key had given him luck and hoped it would do the same for her. Many years later, at a tribute to Director Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Bergman went off-script and presented the key to him, to his surprise and delight.
Sir Alfred Hitchcock said he was inspired to do the kissing scene in part by the memory of a young couple he spotted from a train in France. The boy was urinating against a wall and the girl had hold of his arm, never letting go. “She’d look down at what he was doing, and then look around at the scenery, and down again to see how far he’s got on”, Hitchcock explained. “And that was what gave me the idea. She couldn’t let go. Romance must not be interrupted, even by urinating.”
Sir Alfred Hitchcock and Ingrid Bergman managed to get along famously, despite his infatuation with her. Hitchcock once told the story of how Bergman, attending one of the frequent dinner parties at his house, hysterically refused to leave his bedroom until he made love to her, an episode that almost surely never happened, but his obsession with her was obvious enough to cause tension between him and his wife of many years, Alma Reville.
Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman found the famous kissing scene quite problematic, according to Sir Alfred Hitchcock, because of the complicated blocking that needed to be remembered in the several long takes that it took to shoot it.
Alfred Hitchcock directed this classic staring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains. Alicia Huberman (Bergman) is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America.