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.
Among the problems that the Production Code found with this film was the effeminacy of the henchman Leonard (Martin Landau).
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Roger Thornhill: Yes, they're sensitive to questions.
In the opening scene when Thornhill is taking a cab to the Plaza hotel with his secretary, the cab makes a U turn on Central Park South right in the middle of heavy traffic. A NYC Cop can be seen holding up traffic and then letting it pass as they pull in front of the hotel.
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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