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.
For the cropdusting scene, Cary Grant was filmed on a studio set diving into a fake ditch while the plane footage unspooled on a screen behind him.
I didn't realize you were an art collector. I thought you just collected corpses.
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.
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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