North by Northwest

North by Northwest

DVD - 2009
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A Manhattan advertising executive is plunged into a realm of spy and counterspy and variously abducted, framed for murder, chased and in another signature set piece, crop-dusted.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2009.
Edition: 50th Anniversary ed. widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (136 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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Feb 17, 2018

My favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie!! I see that as of today, 2/17/18, there are 44 patrons waiting on the four copies in the KCLS catalog. That is a shame. If I add my name, which I may still decide to do, it may be a long time before a copy come available for me and my family. I would hope KCLS has someone who watches for long backups on materials and orders additional copies. Remember, North by Northwest came out over 50 years ago. Yet it has the popularity of a brand new movie. That says a lot about the reputation of the master director Alfred Hitchcock!

Sep 04, 2017

I’ve been watching Alfred Hitchcock films this month (SPL has quite a few). I thought I had seen most of them, but did not remember North By Northwest (1959). Starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint. Grant made four films with Hitchcock (this was his last). He plays a NYC ad-man who somehow gets involved with an international spy ring. He gets “abducted, framed for murder, chased and crop-dusted” (DVD container.) The final scene has a chase down the face of Mount Rushmore (think I would have remembered that if I had previously seen this film!) Surprisingly, sexy and suggestive for 1959, but of course the woman character is also a spy! Classic Hitchcock worth another viewing if you haven’t seen it in awhile or better yet if you have never seen it.

Jul 01, 2017

An old classic and still well worth watching.

Jun 11, 2017

This is absolutely a classic! One of my favorite lines in the movie: "How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you". One of the best movies, ever!

May 18, 2017

A great film, and certainly one of the most entertaining movies ever made, directed by Alfred Hitchcock at his peak.

May 18, 2017

This is a 1959 American thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
With a memorable opening title sequence by graphic designer Saul Bass, this gripping, suspenseful and visually iconic film seems like Hitchcock's most stylish thriller and one of his best, if not one of the greatest films of all time.

May 17, 2017

Like it or not, it's the proto-James Bond movie.

Apr 05, 2017

One of Alfred Hitchcock's best movies. A must see!!!

Dec 14, 2016

One of my favorite movies. In classic Hitchcock form it contains action, suspense, mistaken identity, humor, exquisite photography, great acting (+ just a beautiful Eva Marie Saint), and did I mention, suspense? Also gives you a tour of American landmarks, including a fantastic Frank Lloyd Wright designed Vandamm house where the final denouement takes place.

Jul 01, 2016

I can't believe I never saw this movie until now. It was beautifully filmed and an interesting story. It's amazing how well everyone articulated in old movies: no mumbling, no not being able to hear the dialogue. The plot twists were interesting and challenging. Movies from before the 1970s were made for a totally different audience than today.

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Mar 18, 2012

A chase thriller in which a businessman is mistaken for a spy. Includes the original theatrical trailer.
Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason.
Alfred Hitchcock


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Feb 27, 2012

Cop: "Sit down." Thornhill: "I don't wanna sit down. (sits) Perfectly alright, see? We'll get 'em. We'll throw the book at 'em. Assault & kidnaping. Assault with a gun and bourbon and a sports car. We'll get 'em." Cop: "You'll be alright after a good night's sleep. We got a nice cell all made up for ya." Thornhill: "I don't want a cell. I want a policeman."

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