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.
Cinematographer Robert Burks recalled how Alfred Hitchcock, frustrated with the inefficiency and costliness of paying for police protection again and again when shooting on location, referred to New York's finest as "New York's worst" in an interview. When the crew arrived at ... ...
War is hell, Mr. Thornhill, even when it's a cold one.
At the very beginning of the film, Thornhill is seen walking down a crowded New York City sidewalk. Some of the people walking in front of him also appear walking behind him.
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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