Thanks to our ever-inquisitive Movie Addict Headquarters team, we now know what America’s all-time favorite Ingrid Bergman flick is.
And that would be…
In conjunction with their special presentation, “Another Look at Ingrid Bergman,” host Betty Jo Tucker and sidekick Jazz Shaw asked film fans and professional critics alike to pick from seven of the Swedish beauty’s big-screen features, as well as the TV film A Woman Called Golda.
Here’s how the voting panned out:
Casablanca (1942): 40%
Notorious (1946): 20%
Gaslight (1944): 15%
Murder on the Orient Express (1974): 10%
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943): 5%
Autumn Sonata (1978): 5%
Spellbound (1945): 5%
A Woman Called Golda (1982): 5%
“The entire film is based on Bergman’s character. She is the woman who drives Humphrey Bogart and Paul Henried to go above and beyond what the average man would do under extraordinary circumstances,” critic Phil Hall, author of The History of Independent Cinema, said of Casablanca’s landslide.
“In order to inspire such actions, you would need a performer who goes far beyond physical beauty into emotional beauty, and that’s where Bergman’s performance shines. I would go so far to say that she was among the greatest performers in the history of film acting ”
Ingrid, who passed away on her 67th birthday in 1982 after a long battle with cancer, is ranked the fourth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.
During her stellar career, she won three Oscars, two Emmys and a Tony Award.
To hear “Another Look at Ingrid Bergman,” click here.