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A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.
The song that's playing in the lobby of the Plaza Hotel before Thornhill enters the Oak Bar is "It's a Most Unusual Day", which had previously been sung by Jane Powell in the MGM musical A Date with Judy (1948).
If you accept the belief that a high Trendex automatically means a rising sales curve...
Eddie: Mr. Thornhill?
When Thornhill is escorted into the library of the Townsend Estate, the henchman locks the door with a key latch after he exits the room, but since the doors are solid french doors and the right side panel has latches (clearly visible), it would be easy to release the latches and pull both doors towards you to open both doors simultaneously, whether it is locked or not, therefore not really preventing him from escaping at will.
The Leo the Lion/MGM trademark preceding the credits is on a green field, to match the green field used in the credits proper.
The print originally had an acknowledgement for the cooperation of the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. But they requested it be removed after MGM violated the agreement that no violence would take place near the Mt. Rushmore monument. Some prints, however, were released with the acknowledgement still in.
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