North By Northwest

North By Northwest


The Alfred Hitchcock mistaken-identity suspense classic featuring two of the most memorable moments in cinema: Cary Grant being chased by an airplane in open fields, and the climatic fight atop Mount Rushmore.

"Cary Grant plays a Manhattan advertising executive who's mistaken for a government agent. His attempts to clear up the misunderstanding only implicate him in a murder that makes him the target in a nationwide hunt. Forced on the run, he's faced at every turn by assassins out to kill him, and the mysterious Eva Marie Saint who's only too keen to help." (BBC)

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  • BBC

    The movie was born from two key scenes that Hitchcock was desperate to realise. One was to be set at the United Nations, and the other was to be a chase across the presidential faces carved into the Mount Rushmore National Monument. It was Lehman's job to construct a film around these two visions, and out of them emerges a thriller so improbable that it becomes quite brilliant in evading even the most fantastic of audience guesses... Full Review

  • The Alfred Hitchcock mixture as before--suspense, intrigue. comedy, humor. Seldom has the concoction been served up so delectably... Full Review