North by Northwest

Genre:  Other, Thriller
Running Time:  131 min.
Release Date: July 17, 1959

Current rating: Rating: 4.23
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Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Leo G. Carroll


In North by Northwest, Cary Grant stars as hapless New York advertising executive, Roger Thornhill, who finds himself at the wrong place at the wrong time when he is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.

Set up for murder, he is relentlessly pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. All of Roger's attempts to straighten things out only make matters worse, and soon the desperate man is on the run from murderous foreign operatives, the CIA, and the police.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Producer(s): Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay: Ernest Lehman

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  • 5 stars "One of the year's ten best."
  • 5 stars "Classic mistaken identity."