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North by Northwest (1959) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

90

Avg. Rating:

3.26/4

# of Ratings:

544

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

08/06/1959

DVD Release:

11/03/2009

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Actors:

Cary Grant
Eva Marie Saint
James Mason
Martin Landau
Leo G. Carroll
Jessie Royce Landis

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A advertising exec is chased cross country while he tries to clear his name in a government mistake. In the end, he can't tell who is on his side.

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Mark 08/28/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

 

favorite line (of many):Now you listen to me, I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself "slightly" killed. similar to hitchcock's the 39-steps and saboteur. multiple locales, the wrongly accused man on the run. however with nnw hitch raised the bar to a new level. a must see.

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Matthew Brady 01/20/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

A advertising exec is chased cross country while he tries to clear his name in a government mistake. In the end, he can't tell who is on his side. This movie is a classic master peace of a film by the wonderful and the amazing Alfred Hitchcock who brings such life to this movie.

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Amy 11/04/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

Fabulous. And refreshing to watch a movie where the characters act smarter than you expect, and not dumber. Surprisingly risque, for a Hays Code movie.

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  memento_mori
memento_mori
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10/04/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

To flee or not to flee.

I've come to notice over my past few viewings of Hitchcock's films that Hitchcock reigns over a genre of his own.
His films always make me smile, cringe, clench my fists, take interest or just pay attention and be entertained. Having now viewed North by Northwest a second time, I can pronounce this without hesitation, Hitchcock's masterpiece.

I consider Psycho a milestone for the horror genre, but I consider this film an absolute treat for all genres.
It's one of the very few films that effectively combined several elements of comedy, thriller and romance and wove them into one.
James Nguyen tried to mimic the style it in 2008, and look what we got: Birdemic. You just can't top the best.
It blurred the line between these genres, working every category of a film flawlessly through H...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  MovieAddict
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12/26/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Sheer joy from start to finish!

Roger O. Thornhill (the O stands for nothing) is a Madison Avenue Advertising hotshot who dictates his letters to his secretary as he steals cabs, frets about his theater tickets, fusses over his mother and his two ex-wives. By raising his hand at an inopportune moment at drinks in a restaurant, Thornhill is mistaken for spy George Kaplan and is kidnapped by two thugs working for a crafty criminal, Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) who grills him on what he knows. And true to his middle name, Thornhill knows nothing!

As Thornhill becomes wrapped up in the life of his double, George Kaplan, he finds himself soon taken with Eve Kendall, a beautiful-yet-cold woman (but can he trust her?) played excellently by Eva Marie Saint and becomes embroiled in a tale of international intrigue as he atte...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Snoogans
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11/14/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Change in Direction

The mystery to start off the story is intriguing. I was involved for a good majority of the film, waiting to see what new turn would present itself. It looses steam in the last third, causing the previously balanced pace to be abandoned. The turns cease being surprising when they all seem to be their own individual macguffin. Nothing really matters in the finale besides saving the girl. I also felt Hitchcock's signature suspense wasn't consistent. The first two-thirds of the film are very entertaining due to the plot turns, smart offhanded comedic remarks, and lead performances. The two big action scenes (crop duster and Mt. Rushmore) are also superb. Despite some inconsistencies, this is still a good effort from the famous director.

Rating of
3/4 

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