This movie was the last of the four films that would feature the husband and wife duo of Bogart and Bacall. It’s also a film noir classic.
This classic noir is set in the Edwardian era, and features Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, and Joseph Cotten. The story pushes against many of the previously accepted ideals in Hollywood films.
Joan Fontaine won an Oscar for Best Actress for her work in this one. This was the only time that a performer won an Oscar in an Alfred Hitchcock film.
“That’s the real question isn’t it: why? The how and the who is just scenery for the public. Oswald, Ruby, Cuba, The Mafia, keeps ’em guessing like some kind of parlor game, prevents ’em from asking the most important question: why? Why was Kennedy Killed? Who benefited? Who has the power to cover it up? Who?” – Donald Sutherland as X
“The end you’ve always feared is coming. And the blood will be on your hands. The fallout of all your good intentions.” – Sean Harris as Solomon lane
“I’ve done some bad things in my life, Nicolai… Things I’m not proud of. I promised someone I love very much that I would never go back to being that person… But for you, I’ll make an exception.” – Denzel Washington as Robert McCall
“‘Course I’m respectable. I’m old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.” – John Huston as Noah Cross
“You guys are about to write a story that says the former Attorney General, the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in this country, is a crook! Just be sure you’re right.” – Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee