North by Northwest

North by Northwest

Alfred Hitchcock (1959)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This Hitchcock classic contains extra-generous helpings of the ingredients that make his films so unmissable. Action, intrigue, romance and comedy are blended throughout with consummate skill; the attack by the crop-dusting plane and the finale on Mount Rushmore are simply the icing on the cake. Rarely did Hitchcock have as much fun with his favourite "innocent in peril" theme or make such inventive use of famous landmarks. In his fourth and final collaboration with the "Master of Suspense", Cary Grant is the personification of suaveness as a hapless advertising executive who is forced to take on a nest of enemy agents, led by a rather disengaged James Mason.


A suave advertising executive is mistaken for an American intelligence agent by a foreign spy and finds himself drawn into a world of espionage and adventure, leading to a high-tension cross-country chase made more perilous when the FBI intervenes. Alfred Hitchcock's thriller, starring Cary Grant, James Mason, Eva Marie Saint, Leo G Carroll and Martin Landau.

Cast & Crew

Roger Thornhill Cary Grant
Eve Kendall Eva Marie Saint
Phillip Vandamm James Mason
Clara Thornhill Jessie Royce Landis
Professor Leo G Carroll
Lester Townsend Philip Ober
Leonard Martin Landau
Valerian Adam Williams
Victor Larrabee Edward Platt
"Mrs Townsend" Josephine Hutchinson
Licht Robert Ellenstein
Auctioneer Les Tremayne
Dr Cross Philip Coolidge
Captain Junket Edward Binns
Sgt Emile Klinger John Beradino
Anna Nora Marlowe
Maggie Doreen Land
Judge Flynn Alexander Lockwood
Lt Harding Stanley Adams
Man who misses bus Alfred Hitchcock
Director Alfred Hitchcock
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: bfiAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Jun 2009