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North by Northwest (1959)

Pete Battista

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Title: North by Northwest

Tagline: It's a deadly game of 'tag' and Cary Grant is 'it'...

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll, Josephine Hutchinson, Philip Ober, Martin Landau, Adam Williams, Edward Platt, Robert Ellenstein, Les Tremayne, Philip Coolidge, Patrick McVey, Edward Binns, Ken Lynch, Nora Marlowe, Doreen Lang, John Beradino, Ned Glass, Tol Avery, Malcolm Atterbury, Maudie Prickett, Bess Flowers, Stanley Adams, Andy Albin, Ernest Anderson, Frank Wilcox, Brandon Beach, Steve Carruthers, Taggart Casey, Bill Catching, Walter Coy, Jimmy Cross, Patricia Cutts, Jack Daly, John Damler, Lawrence Dobkin, Tommy Farrell, Jesslyn Fax, Adolph Faylauer, Sally Fraser, Paul Genge, James Gonzalez, Tom Greenway, Robert Haines, Stuart Hall, Alfred Hitchcock, Stuart Holmes, Eugene Jackson, Bobby Johnson, Kenner G. Kemp, Madge Kennedy, Colin Kenny, Carl M. Leviness, Alexander Lockwood, Frank Marlowe, Baynes Barron, Thomas Martin, James McCallion, Maura McGiveney, Carl Milletaire, Hans Moebus, Howard Negley, Monty O'Grady, Ralph Reed, John Roy, Jeffrey Sayre, Scott Seaton, Harry Seymour, Robert Shayne, Jeremy Slate, Olan Soule, Helen Spring, Harvey Stephens, Harry Strang, Arthur Tovey, Dale van Sickel, Lloyd Williams, Robert B. Williams, Paula Winslowe, Wilson Wood, Carleton Young, Dick Johnstone, Bert Stevens, Cosmo Sardo, Don Anderson, Alphonso DuBois, Len Hendry

Release: 1959-07-08

Runtime: 136

Plot: Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

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We are about to watch this classic Hitchcock film over here. It is one I never had the opportunity to see before now. But I have heard a lot of good things about it. Thoughts on this one?
 

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Fantastic film! It's not my very favorite Hitchcock or Cary Grant film, but it is very close to the top of both lists - wonderful suspense, great humor, fantastic performances, lovely cast.

Last year, I embarked on a project to view every single Cary Grant film, and I wrote about this one when I got to it in my thread here:
https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/posts/4383033/

You may not want to read that until after you watch the movie, but afterwards, we had a nice little discussion on HTF about it that you might enjoy reading. Most importantly, I hope you love the movie as much as I did!
 

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Fantastic movie. One of my favorite Hitchcock films and perhaps in my top 20 of all time. Cary Grant is perfectly suave and debonair. Eva Marie Saint is heavenly sweet and diabolical. And Martin Laundau and James Mason are at their best playing the heavies. "Yes, mother."

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*SPOILER BELOW*


It also contains one of the greatest examples of screenwriting economics ever put to film:
Hench man killed, bad guy arrested, girl saved, hero marries girl, they go on their honey moon, have sex.
This all happens, convincingly, in the space of about five seconds.
 

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*SPOILER BELOW*


It also contains one of the greatest examples of screenwriting economics ever put to film:
Hench man killed, bad guy arrested, girl saved, hero marries girl, they go on their honey moon, have sex.
This all happens, convincingly, in the space of about five seconds.
Hmm. Some of that sounds a little to true to life. :D Wait...don't forget the tunnel. ;)
 
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