North by Northwest (1959)

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A hapless New York City 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.

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  • Cary Grant in North by Northwest (1959)
  • Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest (1959)
  • Cary Grant in North by Northwest (1959)
  • Cary Grant in North by Northwest (1959)
  • Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest (1959)
  • Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock in North by Northwest (1959)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The song Roger whistles while taking a shower is "Singin' in the Rain".


Quotes

Roger Thornhill: When I was a little boy, I wouldn't even let my mother undress me.
Eve Kendall: Well, you're a big boy now.


Goofs

Every indication is given throughout the film that the action takes place in the summer - the trees in NYC are in full flower, ditto the foliage at the Long Island estate, the Indiana cornfield landscape is scorched, the way people are dressed, especially in the Chicago as well as South Dakota scenes, etc. - yet the newspaper which the Professor and his colleagues read recounting the murder of Lester Townsend carries a late November date.

The film was actually shot from mid - late August through September, 1958.


Crazy Credits

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!


Alternate Versions

The print originally had an acknowledgement for the cooperation of the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. But they requested it be removed after MGM violated the agreement that no violence would take place near the Mt. Rushmore monument. Some prints, however, were released with the acknowledgement still in.


Soundtracks

I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
(1956)
(uncredited)
Music by
Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Portion sung by Cary Grant (as "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Bourbon") as he's being seated behind the wheel of the Mercedes while drunk

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Adventure | Mystery | Thriller

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