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.
Cary Grant got $450,000 for this movie - a substantial amount for the time - plus a percentage of the gross profits. He also received $315,000 in penalty fees for having to stay nine weeks past the time his contract called for.
We've gotten a head start here, Mr. Thornhill.
Roger Thornhill: That won't last long.
When the crop-duster plane hits the tanker truck, the truck's shadow on the road extends several feet across the center dashed white line. In the next shot, the shadow reaches only a few inches across the white line, without the truck having moved at all.
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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