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.
When the film was released there were complaints that Roger Thornhill looked the same age as his mother.
Well, didn't you hear what I said? I want to be taken to police headquarters. I'm a dangerous assassin, I'm a mad killer on the loose!
Sergeant Flamm - Chicago Policeman: You ought to be ashamed of yourself.
Early on in the film, when Roger Thornhill gets out of a cab outside the hotel, a tall female red head, wearing a cream v-neck backed dress, passes him on the pavement. Later on when he returns to the same hotel with his Mother the next day, the same red head just happens to be passing him again.
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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