Not Rated | | 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.
This is the only film Alfred Hitchcock made for MGM.
War is hell, Mr. Thornhill, even when it's a cold one.
When escaping on Mount Rushmore, Roger Thornhill says to Eve Kendall "When we get out of this we're taking the train back to New York". But in the famous tunnel shot at the end, they show a Southern Pacific passenger train, with the Pacific masked out or covered over. Neither Southern Pacific Railroad nor Southern Railway had routes from South Dakota or Chicago to New York.
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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