When you put Alfred Hitchcock in place as a movie’s director, and give him Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman to work with as his leading man and woman, you have a splendid lineup for a smashing good movie.

How, then, could Barb and I be unimpressed. Even after reading on Rotten Tomatoes that it contained one of the most famous kisses in movie history, we were left wondering which kiss that was.

There is a good amount of suspense, and the movie was wonderfully shot. But I guess my expectations were just too high given the power and reputation of the movie’s principles.

Give me Bergman and Bogart next time.