Died Today (August 29th): Ingrid Bergman

ingridbergmanIngrid Bergman

Born: August 29, 1915 in Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 29, 1982 (age 67) in Chelsea, London, England, UK

3 TIME Oscar Winner for Best Actress: Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Anastasia (1956), Gaslight (1944)

The best way to keep young is to keep going in whatever it is that keeps you going. With me that’s work, and a lot of it. And when a job is finished, relax and have fun.

CasablancaCasablanca
1942
dir. by Michael Curtiz
starring
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Bergman
SPELLBOUNDSpellbound
1945
dir. by Alfred Hitchcock
starring
Bergman
Gregory Peck
NotoriousNotorious
1946
dir. by Alfred Hitchcock
starring
Cary Grant
Bergman
UNDER CAPRICORNUnder Capricorn
1949
dir. by Alfred Hitchcock
starring
Bergman
Joseph Cotten
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Happy Birthday: Ingrid Bergman

ingridbergman.jpgIngrid Bergman

Born: August 29, 1915 in Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 29, 1982 (age 67) in Chelsea, London, England, UK

3 TIME Oscar Winner for Best Actress: Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Anastasia (1956), Gaslight (1944)

The best way to keep young is to keep going in whatever it is that keeps you going. With me that’s work, and a lot of it. And when a job is finished, relax and have fun.

CasablancaCasablanca
1942
dir. by Michael Curtiz
starring
Humphrey Bogart
Bergman
SPELLBOUNDSpellbound
1945
dir. by Alfred Hitchcock
starring
Bergman
Gregory Peck
NotoriousNotorious
1946
dir. by Alfred Hitchcock
starring
Cary Grant
Bergman
UNDER CAPRICORNUnder Capricorn
1949
dir. by Alfred Hitchcock
starring
Bergman
Joseph Cotten
SEE TOP 100 INGRID BERGMAN PHOTOS
1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
Academy Award
and Alfred HItchcock
and Cary Grant
and Charles Boyer
and Children
and Daughter
and Dr. Contance Peterson
and Gary Cooper
and Gregory Peck
and Holger Brandt
and Humphrey Bogart
and Ingmar Bergman
and Isabella Rossellini
and Ray Milland
and Roberto Rossellini
and Walter Matthau
Andy Warhol
Art
as a Nun
as Alicia Huberman
as Anita Hoffman
as Ilsa Lund
as Ivy Peterson
as Joan of Arc
as Maria
as Paula Alquist
Black and White
Blonde
Body
Breasts
by Saratoga Trunk
Cleavage
Close Up
Color
Costumes
Crying
Curly Hair
Drawing
Dress
Ears
Eyebrows
Eyes
Face
Fashion
Ferrari
Gown
Grave
Hair
Hat
Hot
in Adam had Four Sons
in Anastasia
in Arch of Triumph
in Cactus Flower
in Casablanca
in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
in Gaslight
in Intermezzo
in Joan of Arc
in Notorious
in Spellbound
in the Bells of St. Marys
in Under Capricorn
Jewelry
Kiss
Last Movie
Life Magazine
Lips
Makeup
Measurements
Model
Mont Blanc Pen
Movie Life
Nose
Older
Photoplay
Piano
Pose
Postage Stamp
Poster
Profile
Rose
Sexy
Short Hair
Sister Mary
Smile
Smoking
Style
Sweden Magazine
Teeth
Time Magazine
Wallpaper
with Oscar
Young

 

Movie Review: NOTORIOUS, 1946. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

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NOTORIOUS, 1946
Horror/Thriller Movie Review

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
Review by Tom Coatsworth

SYNOPSIS:

Miami, Florida; 1946. Alicia Huberman’s father is imprisoned as a Nazi spy. She drowns her sorrows with good times. But when Devlin, an American agent, woos her to work for Uncle Sam her better self answers the call. They fly to Rio De Janeiro where she infiltrates a group of Nazi Industrialists led by her former boyfriend, Sebastian. Torn between love for Devlin and duty to the job — she marries Sebastian, going deep undercover to discover their secrets. But soon she’s found out and is slowly poisoned. Devlin must see passed his jealousy and bitterness before he can save her.

REVIEW:

“Notorious woman of affairs… adventurous man of the world!” — the original tagline. But with Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains who needs taglines? There may be greater movie stars and there may be finer actors but there are no finer actors who happen to be movie stars. Put these three in a film, let Hitchcock direct, and you have the cinematic equivalent of a royal flush — you simply cannot lose. And indeed ‘Notorious’ is a classic for the ages. It didn’t always seem so — the critics were tepid in their initial response. I suspect the story, which veers toward the tall end of the tall-tale camp, is responsible.

Alicia Huberman (Bergman) is the lady in question. Her father has been imprisoned as a German spy. She is determined to wipe the bitterness clean with gin and good times until T.R. Devlin(Grant) crashes her party and offers her a chance to work for the good guys. Devlin and company have had her under surveillance. They know that beneath the brash smirk lurks the heart of a patriot. And so with some reluctance she accepts the job and they fly to Rio where she infiltrates the Farben Group.

— a band of Nazi industrialists who are cooking up the Fourth Reich. But wait — not until she and Devlin have had a chance to fall in love.

Then the job comes as a thunderbolt. She must “land” a former boyfriend, Alex Sebastian (Rains), who is the head of the Farben Group, and find out what they’re up to. In a cruel dilemma she must play ‘Mata Hari’ and bed down and marry him in order to conduct her ‘undercover’ work. Her affair with Devlin is finished — however their love will not die and it simmers on beneath the surface and this is the true beating heart of the film.

On the surface Alicia is living a dream in a mansion surrounded by riches. Inside her spirit dies a slow weary death. For Devlin it is all business and he has no sympathy. In fact he’s blind with jealousy. It is the life she chose, he tells her. Back to business — Sebastian throws a party to introduce his wife to Rio society. Devlin manages an invite. There he and Alicia gain access to the wine cellar where they discover uranium ore in a wine bottle. When Sebastian stumbles on them they fake an embrace to cover their spying. Sebastian is coldly furious until he discovers he’s married to an American Agent. Then he would gladly kill her except that it would alert his colleagues to his bungling. And so with the aid of his Mother he slowly poisons Alicia — with coffee, kindness and arsenic.

Alicia discovers the trap but she is too weak to get away. She collapses and is confined to a bedroom. Cut off from the world and surrounded by enemies she faces certain death unless Devlin can see passed his bitterness and come to her rescue.

Filmed in sumptuous black and white by Ted Tetzlaff, ( Edith Head designed Bergman’s gowns) these stars have never shone brighter. The chemistry between Grant and Bergman is electric, legendary. The moral of the story hasn’t aged as well: that a party girl must be poisoned just shy of extinction before she can earn the love of a gentleman. But Alicia is more than that — she is the German people, wayward at times but good as gold underneath. And this was America in 1946 — a country with a huge German demographic in a hurry to forgive. Likewise we must forgive a rather gimmicky plot and recognize it’s function: it is a torture chamber for the human heart and it works quite wonderfully. Watch for Hitchcock at the bar downing a glass of champagne.

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Movie Review: UNDER CAPRICORN, 1949. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

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UNDER CAPRICORN, 1949
Movie Review
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten
Review by Steve Painter

SYNOPSIS:

In 1831, Irishman Charles Adare travels to Australia to start a new life with the help of his cousin who has just been appointed governor…

REVIEW:

Alfred Hitchcock is known as “The Master of Suspense.” It is rare to see a movie made by him without much suspense in it then. Typically the movies that he made without suspense did not do well with critics or at the box office. It was something that Hitchcock had to live with his whole career. He wanted to do more than suspense movies, but he knew audiences would reject them. He learned this tough lesson after making Under Capricorn (1949).

The movie is set in colonial Australia. That might be all you need to know about what type of movie this will be. It is a costume drama. It is similar in some respects to Rebecca (1940). Rebecca of course won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Under Capricorn did not. Based on this alone, there must be a big difference in the quality of each picture.

Under Capricorn doesn’t suffer because of its cast though. Ingrid Bergman and Joseph Cotton star. It would be the last time each appeared in a Hitchcock movie. Bergman and Hitchcock got into a dispute over her character. This dispute led Hitchcock to never call her again when he was casting a movie. Cotton would appear in a few Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes in the 1950s, but didn’t get another shot in a full length Hitchcock movie.

Michael Wilding plays Charles Adare, the nephew of the governor of Australia. He is visiting the English colony. At this point in time Australia was being used to hold convicts. One of the convicts, who has done well for himself since coming to Australia, is Cotton’s character, Sam Flusky. Flusky has become a respected businessman in the colony and is married to Bergman’s Lady Henrietta, a wealthy woman.

Flusky has been banished to Australia because he has murdered Lady Henrietta’s brother. At this point in time the caste system was in effect, so Flusky and Charles, members of the upper-class, would attend the same parties and host dinners for each other.

Since Charles has arrived in Australia he has heard about Lady Henrietta. He is disappointed when at Flusky’s dinner party she is unable to come down to eat because she is sick. Midway through the meal Lady Henrietta makes an appearance, in probably one of the best entrances in all of Hitchcock. She is an alcoholic and ends up embarrassing herself and her husband at the dinner. This doesn’t stop Charles though, as he has become smitten by her.

Housekeeper, Millie, is not smitten with Lady Henrietta. She acts like she is taking care of her, but she is slowly killing her. First mentally, by blaming all of the household’s problems on her because she is unable to be the lady of the house. Then she begins killing her physically, by giving her poison.

This does not stop Charles from taking an interest in Henrietta’s affairs. He believes that he is capable of reforming her. He seems to be making some progress. The two begin to fall in love. This doesn’t sit well with Flusky. Spurred on by Millie, who is in love with Flusky, he takes a gun and shoots Charles.

Charles doesn’t die, but enough sympathy is stirred in Henrietta that she leaves Flusky for Charles. Things seem like they will end happily for Charles and Millie, as they will both get what they want. Then Henrietta reveals that it was she, not Flusky, who murdered her brother and Flusky took responsibility for the act.

This act by Flusky stirs something in Henrietta and she wants to go back to him. Charles is reluctant to let her go, but he finally does. As a parting gift, Charles tells Flusky that Millie has been poisoning his wife. Flusky takes care of Millie. Henrietta and Flusky finally are able to live a normal life.

Under Capricorn is not a good movie if you expect to see an Alfred Hitchcock-type story. But if you enjoy historical costume pictures, this might be for you. There is enough here to keep you entertained, just ignore the directed by credit.

 

 

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