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 Professor mentions the acronym ONI in his "alphabet soup" line. This refers to the Office of Naval Intelligence, established by the United States Navy in 1882.
I want you to do a favor for me. A big, big favor.
Roger Thornhill: Name it.
Eve Kendall: I want you to leave right now, stay far away from me, and don't come near me again. We're not going to get involved. Last night was last night, and it's all there was, and it's all there is...
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.
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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