Bechdel Test Movie List

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

[[2]] Notorious (1946) [imdb]

This movie passed 2 of 3 tests. It was entered by schwarta on 2009-12-28 23:21:50.

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Greg Kuperberg disagreed with the rating and said:
Madame Sebastian and Alicia Huberman do in fact talk to each other about something other than a man. Madame offers to help her when she looks sick.
Message posted on 2012-07-16 07:40:42
Greg Kuperberg said:
Actually I would just like to retract my dissent. My example is pretty marginal and in my original notes I gave the movie the same rating that it already has.
Message posted on 2012-07-17 05:27:13
Juanfraner disagreed with the rating and said:
Being strict, this moie only passes one test: there's only two named female characters, and none of them is Mme. Sebastian. Her name, not even "Mrs. Sebastian", is never mentioned and she is always refered as "mother" or "madame". That's a 1/3 pass.

By the way, the two named female characters are Alicia (Ingrid Bergman) and a "Mrs. Ortiz", a guest at the party who is not credited in the film.
Message posted on 2016-12-21 12:29:55

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