North by Northwest (1959)

Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip Vandamm and his henchman Leonard try to eliminate him but when Thornhill tries to make sense of the case, he is framed for murder. Now on the run from the police, he manages to board the 20th Century Limited bound for Chicago where he meets a beautiful blond, Eve Kendall, who helps him to evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that Eve isn't the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems however, leading to a dramatic rescue and escape at the top of Mt. Rushmore.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 100% / Audience 94%

9/10

Rated Unrated 2 hr 16 mins

GENRES
Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION
Alfred Hitchcock
CAST
Cary Grant  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  James Mason  •  Jessie Royce Landis

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Cary Grant Roger O. Thornhill
Eva Marie Saint Eve Kendall
James Mason Phillip Vandamm
Jessie Royce Landis Clara Thornhill
Philip Coolidge Dr. Cross
Doreen Lang Maggie - Thornhill's Secretary
Josephine Hutchinson Vandamm's Sister aka Mrs. Townsend
Leo G. Carroll The Professor
Philip Ober Lester Townsend
Adam Williams Valerian
Edward Platt Victor Larrabee
Robert Ellenstein Licht