Approved | | Action, Adventure, Mystery
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.
It is possible that Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman modeled The Professor, the head of the American Intelligence Agency, on John Foster Dulles (Secretary of State from 1953-1959) and his brother, Allen W. Dulles (head of the CIA from 1953-1961).
So horribly sad. How is it I feel like laughing?
When Thornhill is looking through the telescope at Mount Rushmore, during the first and last shorts, the Professor is sitting on the far side of the bench, but on the close-ups, he is sitting very close to Thornhill.
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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