“I know. But I couldn’t see straight or think straight. I was a fatheaded guy full of pain. It tore me up not having you.”
I conceived that scene in terms of the participants’ desire not to interrupt the romantic moment. It was essential not to break up the mood, the dramatic atmosphere. Had they broken apart, all the emotion would have been dissipated. And, of course, they had to be in action; they had to go over to the phone that was ringing and keep on embracing throughout the whole call, and I also felt that the public, represented by the camera, was the third party to this embrace. The public was being given the great privilege of embracing Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman together. It was a kind of temporary ménage à trois. – Alfred Hitchcock
Though the auto track was dubbed over, Ingrid Bergman’s playing in this scene is correct - she had learned to play some piano as a child.
- Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)
“There are only seven movie stars in the world whose name alone will induce American bankers to lend money for movie productions, and the only woman on the list is Ingrid Bergman.”
-actor Cary Grant
Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman in Spellbound (1945 d. Alfred Hitchcock)