NORTH BY NORTHWEST
ALFRED HITCHCOCK | USA | 1959 | 136 MIN | NR
In this rollicking adventure, advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) has the misfortune of being mistaken for a man named “George Kaplan” by a nefarious spy and his goons. After a series of violent run-ins and narrow escapes, Thornhill is sent on a chase that leads him from the bustling streets of New York and Chicago to the face of Mount Rushmore, with a deceptively hazardous pitstop in a cornfield along the way. On his journey, Thornhill meets Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint), an associate of the mysterious “Mr. Kaplan” who may hold the key to rescuing Thornhill from this deadly game of cat and mouse. Packed with Cold War intrigue, snappy dialogue, and virtuoso cinematography, NORTH BY NORTHWEST finds the Master of Suspense at his most stylish and entertaining.
Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis
“Certainly one of the most entertaining movies ever made, directed by Alfred Hitchcock at his peak.” –Chicago Reader