North by Northwest Movie Review 1959

Information and Film Reviews for North by Northwest the Movie

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Self-assured Madison Avenue ad exec Roger Thornhill (Grant) inadvertently gets involved with international spies when they mistake him for someone else. His problems are compounded when he's framed for murder and winds up on a cross-country train trip with pretty Eve Kendall (Saint) who offers her help. The movie where Grant and Saint dangle from the faces of Mount Rushmore and a plane chases Grant through farm fields. Exceptional performances, particularly Grant's. Plenty of plot twists are mixed with tongue-in-cheek humor.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 136 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Frame-Ups, Spies & Espionage, Mistaken Identity, Great Escapes, Fugitives, 4 Bones
Ernest Lehman
Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Leo G. Carroll, Martin Landau, Jessie Royce Landis, Philip Ober, Adam Williams, Josephine Hutchinson, Edward Platt
Robert Burks
Alfred Hitchcock
Bernard Herrmann


AFI 1998: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. 1995.

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