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North by Northwest 1959

  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • July 17, 1959
  • 136 mins
  • English
  • Thriller, Mystery
It's a deadly game of 'tag' and Cary Grant is 'it'...
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.


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Guh. I wrote a comment and then it disappeared. Anyway, this movie is amazing. Cary Grant at his best, Eva Marie Saint at her best, Hitchcock at his best. Just miles better than Vertigo, btdubs, but I'm not here to throw stones. One thing that is hysterical/horrible is the fact that the woman who played Cary Grant's mother WAS NINE MONTHS YOUNGER THAN HIM. Man. That poor actress!

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É um ótimo filme, mas senti falta do toque de suspense que o Hitchcock sabe fazer tão bem... Os principais clássicos dele são sufocantes em quase sua totalidade, mas esse pega mais para o lado da aventura. Não deuxa de ser um ótimo filme, mas faltou um pouco mais da presença do Mestre do Suspense


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A classic with a great story. Reminds me of horror flicks in black and white that had no special effects, can still be thrilling. But one thing, what is it with fight scenes in old movies? Get hit and instant knock out in slow motion while stretching out in a weird way while falling down? Never understood that...

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