North By Northwest

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Mistaken identity spurs a foreign spy's pursuit of an innocent new yorker, all the way to mount rushmore.


Studio Warner
SKU 211531837
UPC 883929052486
UPC 14 00883929052486
Format DVD
Release Date 11/3/2009
Rating NR
Essential Cinema
Mistaken Identity
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note NORTH BY NORTHWEST is a suspense thriller that finds Cary Grant in the role of Roger Thornhill, a Manhattan advertising executive mistaken for a spy. Considered by many to be the prototypical pure action movie (creating the template for later James Bond and Indiana Jones films), the film is a cross-country roller-coaster ride with Alfred Hitchcock at the helm. The film is duly famous for several classic and indelible scenes, including the desert biplane encounter and the Mt. Rushmore climax. The original title was THE MAN IN LINCOLN'S NOSE, which was replaced by a reference to a line from William Shakespeare's HAMLET (in which Hamlet says, "I am but mad north-north-west."). The magical combination of Hitchcock and the debonair Grant--who made four wonderful films together--makes NORTH BY NORTHWEST a suspense-filled standout. ^When Thornhill finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, the world as he knows it comes to an end. Suddenly danger threatens as the hapless businessman is targeted as an American intelligence agent and set up as a killer. All of Thornhill's attempts to straighten things out only make matters worse--and soon the desperate man is on the run from murderous foreign operatives, the CIA, and the police. The supporting cast, including Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, and Martin Landau, is uniformly excellent.
Total Film "...NORTH BY NORTHWEST is sequence after sequence of breathlessly exciting and amusing entertainment..." -- 5 out of 5 stars 03/01/2000 p.86
USA Today "...One of Alfred Hitchcock's most durable entertainments..." 09/01/2000 p.14E
Entertainment Weekly "...The master's greatest toy..." 01/11/2002 p.30
Premiere "...NORTH BY NORTHWEST is the paragon for every action caper that's followed." 12/01/2003 p.10
Alfred Hitchcock
Cary Grant
Eva Marie Saint
Cast & Crew
Leo G. Carroll - Star
James Mason - Star
Cary Grant - Star
Jessie Royce Landis - Star
Josephine Hutchinson - Star
Philip Ober - Star
Eva Marie Saint - Star
Martin Landau - Star
George Tomasini - Editor
Ernest Lehman - Screenwriter
Bernard Herrmann - Composer
William A. Horning - Production Designer
Robert Burks - Director of Photography
Merrill Pye - Art Director
Alfred Hitchcock - Producer
Alfred Hitchcock - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1959
UPC 00883929052486
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 136 minutes
Color Color
DVD, Special Edition, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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