At the end of Hitchcock's 1946 Notorious, Devlin comes to Sebastian's house and rescues Alicia.

After exiting Alicia's room, Devlin threatens to shoot Sebastian and moves one hand closer to the pocket of his suit. Is he bluffing or is there indeed a gun in his pocket?

Considering Hitchcock's attention to details, I suspect the answer should be inferred from the wrinkles of Devlin's pocket.

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    Not an answer, because it's nowhere near proof, but IMFdb.org only lists weapons used by Cary Grant for Gunga Din, To Catch A Thief, and Charade.
    – CGCampbell
    Commented Jan 20, 2021 at 12:19
  • Chenmunka, the problem with that (new) tag is: is it for Notorious (1946) or Notorious (2009)
    – CGCampbell
    Commented Jan 20, 2021 at 12:21
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    We have no questions on the later, if we do we would have a new tag notorious-2009
    – Paulie_D
    Commented Jan 20, 2021 at 15:14
  • Devlin must indeed have a gun in his pocket. At some point, when walking down the stairs, Sebastian focuses on a threatening associate (timestamp 1:39:33 on the criterion release). At this very moment, an extremely tense Devlin starts taking his hand out of his pocket. This move cannot be meant to bluff Alex who is not watching Devlin. Commented Feb 4, 2021 at 16:28


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