This brilliant Hitchcock offering combines romance, suspense, and international intrigue with unforgettable performances from Grant and Bergman. The thriller trappings are merely trim: what's really at hand is a twisted love affair between Grant and Bergman that hints at sadomasochism. He's
untrusting, passive, and unsympathetic; she's shady, agressive, and alcoholic. It's a dangerous chocolate box of poisoned candy, Hitchcock's ode to the dementia of passion. Dig in.
Alicia Huberman (Bergman), the daughter of a convicted Nazi spy, has an international jet set reputation as a playgirl, causing American agent Devlin (Grant) to fall in love with her. Devlin, in an...