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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.
MGM hired Ernest Lehman to write the movie version of a novel called The Wreck of the Mary Deare, with Alfred Hitchcock assigned to direct. But Lehman got stuck on the adaptation and told Hitch he needed to find a new writer. Hitchcock, who liked working with Lehman, said, "I ... ...
We've gotten a head start here, Mr. Thornhill.
Roger Thornhill: That won't last long.
The first exterior shot of the train depicts a pink sunset. Yet, it is broad daylight in the following dining-car scene.
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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