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North by Northwest

(North by northwest), (Das erbe des grauens), (La mort aux trousses), (Der unsichtbare dritte), (Intrigo internazionale)

Recommended for ages 10 & up


Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis,

Hitchcock dubbed this exhilarating comedy-thriller “my final word on the chase film.” Cary Grant’s Roger O. Thornhill (“O for Nothing”) is your basic gray-flannel-suited adman, until he is mistaken by the police for an assassin and by an international spy ring for a double agent. The ensuing chase carries him across the American landscape, where an effort to expunge him like just one more rural insect makes him fighting mad, and every national monument presents a new challenge to his true identity, not to mention his life.

Judy Bloch
  • Ernest Lehman
  • Robert Burks
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 136 mins
  • Warner Bros.

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North by northwest (review), Village Voice, J. Hoberman, 1999

North by northwest (review), L.A. Weekly, F. X. Feeney, 1996

Hitchcock: the master of suspense (program note), Stanford Theatre, 1992

North by northwest (article), Village Voice, Tom Allen, 1986

The lost films of Alfred Hitchcock (article), New West, Michael Goodwin, 1981

Escaping from mother (article), University Publishing, David Sundelson, 1979

Alfred Hitchcock (program), New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.), 1977

Hitchcock, the enunciator (article), Camera obscura, Raymond Bellour, 1977

La mort aux trousses (article), Casterman (Firm), 1971

Other peoples pictures (article), MovieMaker, Alan Cleave, 1969

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