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 and Eva Marie in North by Northwest (1959)
  • Cary Grant in North by Northwest (1959)
  • Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest (1959)
  • Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest (1959)
  • "North By Northwest," Director Alfred Hitchcock discusses scene with Eva Marie Saint. 1959 MGM
  • Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest (1959)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In an interview, Sir Alfred Hitchcock's daughter, Patricia, revealed that her husband worked at the time of the filming for Magnum Oil. "Magnum Oil" is the name on the fuel truck in the famous crop duster/oil truck scene.


Quotes

Clara Thornhill: Roger, I think we should go.
Roger Thornhill: Don't be nervous.
Clara Thornhill: I'm not nervous, I'll be late for the bridge club.


Goofs

When Roger drives away from the crop duster attack, he goes the wrong way, toward Indianapolis. This is easily tracked by the location of the corn field, which is on the northbound side of the road (where traffic heads toward Chicago). Roger got off the bus on the other side of the road, and that's where the truck stops when the plane crashes into it. Roger steals the truck from the northbound side, does a U-turn into the southbound lane, and off he goes toward Indianapolis. In the next scene, he's managed to find his way to Chicago.


Crazy Credits

The Leo the Lion/MGM trademark preceding the credits is on a green field, to match the green field used in the credits proper.


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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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Adventure | Mystery | Thriller

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