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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.
In the simple, cut-away shot of Thornhill of the front page of a newspaper, Hitchcock includes two in-jokes. The photo of Roger Thornhill is above - or North - of a news story about a "blaze in the NorthWest". Just for some added smiles, the story ... ...
You've got taste in clothes, taste in food.
Roger Thornhill: Hmm, And taste in women. I like your flavor.
When Vandamm and company first tried to kill Thornhill/Kaplan, they tried to make it look like a drunk driving accident. A plausible plan because they didn't want to draw attention to themselves. Then why in the world would the try to kill him with a biplane cropduster? Not only would it have a very low percentage for success, it would in no way appear to be accidental. That's a pretty clumsy attempt by "professionals." Why not just drive up to him and give him the ol' "one behind the ear?"
The Leo the Lion/MGM trademark preceding the credits is on a green field, to match the green field used in the credits proper.
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