The Secret of the Notorious Kiss

From 1930 to 1968, a set of censorship guidelines popularly known as the Hayes Code limited screen kisses to no more than three seconds.  Through very intricate blocking, which made actors Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman terribly uncomfortable and required numerous takes to shoot, Alfred Hitchcock was able to dance around the restriction and film a kiss that lasted nearly two and a half minutes. In this clip, the Master of Suspense reveals to director Francois Truffaut the inspiration behind the cinema’s “most intimate and erotic kiss” from his 1946 film, Notorious.



  1. Giselle Bardot
    8 years ago

    I’ve been a big fan since “Lonely Man”, and always look forward to new projects from you guys.
    Keep up the great work.


  2. GauGuin Arbus Van Gogh
    8 years ago

    …..always entertaining!


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