North by Northwest (1959)

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A 3000 MILE CHASE . . . That blazes a trail of TERROR to a gripping, spine-chilling climax !

Directed By Alfred Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock Starring Cary Grant Cary Grant  •  Eva Marie Saint Eva Marie Saint  •  James Mason James Mason  •  Jesse Royce Landis Jesse Royce Landis  •  Leo G. Carroll Leo G. Carroll Genres Chase Movie  •  Mystery  •  Romance  •  Romantic Mystery  •  Spy Film  •  Thriller Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time Poll  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  VistaVision  •  Spike Lee's Essential Film List  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Nominated  •  Flickchart Road Trip  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Action Movies  •  BBC's 100 Greatest American Films  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Greatest Screenplays
Release Info 1959-09-17T00:00:00Z September 17, 1959
Color  •  136 minutes NR Rated NR
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Comments (12)

 
kookio

kookio on 7/11/2011 Reply  · 

another example of puzzling omissions in the listing of actors on this site - here the two leads, Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint receive no mention.

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RoelBogers

RoelBogers on 3/5/2012 Reply  · 

North by Northwest is my favorite Hitchcock. It's just so entertaining, it has aged tremendously well.
Especially Grant and some particularity snappy lines made this movie an absolute blast to watch.

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spaceballs123

spaceballs123 on 5/11/2014 Reply  · 

i would give that movie a 4/10 cause the actors sucks but the plot is good

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/3/2014 Reply  · 

Actors suck!?? What world are you living in?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/11/2015 Reply  · 

SLions, part of me refuses to believe he's serious. That's gotta be some big time sarcasm. Seriously, how can you not love Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason??? :-/

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JC13

JC13 on 11/21/2014 Reply  · 

Hitchcock's best. Cary Grant is hilarious.

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 8/30/2015 Reply  · 

Not Hitchcock best, but as always, a perfect movie.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 9/11/2017 Reply  · 

I finally got to see North By Northwest. The dialogue and (most of) the script is great, the acting is superb and it's just very exciting. Is it one of Hitchcock's best? I'm in the minority here, but I'm going to say no. A lot of the shots and set pieces are dated (the scene of Roger driving is unwatchable), the macguffin seemed very basic to me and was brought in too late and it bothered me how Roger was mistaken for a man who doesn't even exist! If Vertigo, Psycho, Rear Window, Rebecca, Dial M and Notorious is a 10/10 then this is a 6/10 (DON'T SHOOT. If you are going to reply, please be a little civilised)

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bombersflyup

bombersflyup on 4/25/2019 Reply  · 

Doesn't come close to those films.

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