Not Rated | | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
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.
The house near the end of the film was not real. Alfred Hitchcock asked the set designers to make the set resemble a house by Frank Lloyd Wright, the most popular architect in America at the time, using the materials, form and interiors associated with him. The set was built in ... ...
Charley - Chicago Policeman:
Where are we goin'?
Sergeant Flamm - Chicago Policeman: Airport.
Charley - Chicago Policeman: For what?
Sergeant Flamm - Chicago Policeman: Orders.
After Eve leaves her room at the Ambassador Hotel, Thornhill emerges from the bathroom, where he has been pretending to take a shower, and notices a notepad on the night stand. He picks up a pencil and uses the old "rub a pencil over the impression to reveal the note that was written on the sheet above it" trick. He begins rubbing using a horizontal motion form left-to-right, however when the camera switches to an extreme close-up, the pencil is being used in a vertical up-and-down motion.
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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