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.
Ernest Lehman knew he wanted his hero to be an innocent man, possibly a sports announcer, a newspaperman, an advertising executive, or even a Frank Sinatra-type entertainer, but he couldn't figure out how the hero gets into trouble. Alfred Hitchcock ended his dilemma by recalling a story ... ...
The moment I meet an attractive woman, I have to start pretending I have no desire to make love to her.
Eve Kendall: What makes you think you have to conceal it?
Roger Thornhill: She might find the idea objectionable.
Eve Kendall: Then again, she might not.
The route from Grand Central to Chicago follows the southern most part of the Great Lakes which, in the diner scene, would surely show land as they traveled east to west. Best the scene shows nothing but water (reflecting the Great Lakes) which could only be possible if the train was traveling west to east.
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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