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.
What possessed you to come blundering in here like this? Could it be an overpowering interest in art?
Roger Thornhill: Yes, the art of survival.
Eve Kendall: He followed me here from the hotel.
Leonard: He was in your room?
Roger Thornhill: Sure. Isn't everybody?
When Roger Thornhill escapes from the Plaza Hotel, he jumps into a taxi and it drives off, the next shot shows the goons jumping into a taxi to continue the chase. Next, we see Thornhill in his taxi and he tells the driver he's being followed and asks if he can do anything about it, at that point, the view in the rear window shows that the goons are not following him.
Right after his credit as director during the opening credits, Alfred Hitchcock is running toward the door of the city bus just as it slams shut on him!
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