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North by Northwest

(DVD - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
North by Northwest
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An ad executive is mistaken for a spy by foreign agents.

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#7. Released in 1959. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.


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Sep 23, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Alfred Hitchcock will be known as the master film maker of suspense movies. One of his secrets was a great screenwriter by the name of Ernest Lehman. He is the screenwriter of such movies as the "Sound of Music", "West Side Story" and "From the Terrace". North by Northwest may be one of his best pieces of writing. If you saw his list of writing accomplishments, you would understand my predicament. Cary Grant plays a New York advertising executive that is thought to be an American Spy. Eva Marie Saint and Leo G. Carroll complete the major cast members. Alfred Hitchcock created a masterpiece here with the help of a great script. "North by Northwest" is thrilling and incredibly exciting. It should have an intermission for you to catch your breath.

Oct 16, 2013
  • downsman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Worth watching for the iconic biplane crop-duster and Mount Rushmore sequences alone, but it has a lot more going for it than that.

If you are interested we talked about this movie at the Carlingwood Library Film Club. We discuss three movies a month and we meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month

Apr 13, 2013
  • anthonybencivengo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A near-perfect action-adventure. This is Hitchcock at his finest.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Alfred Hitchcock was amazingly masterful at building suspense... intuitive at anticipating the reactions of his audiences. He's the 'go to' director those who've followed him have learned from. Add Ernest Lehman's terrific script, a thunderous and piercing musical score, and a great cast... James Mason, Eva Marie Saint, Martin Landau, Cary Grant (a remarkable actor), and you've got this gem. Magnificent. FIVE STARS. (Oh yeah. The train and the tunnel final scene... real subtle Alfred you sly dog...)

Dec 06, 2012
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Many memorable scenes and none more than the fictional house that hung over Mount Rushmore. Here is an excellent pictorial on this classic:
http://hookedonhouses.net/2010/03/15/north-by-northwest-hitchcocks-house-on-mt-rushmore/

Nov 21, 2012
  • CorvusCadaverosus rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Was too similar to the 39 steps. Overrated.

Aug 25, 2012
  • milathemain rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My favourite movie and the best of Hitchcock. This is the most great, intense, spectacular, gripping movie. I have no words except WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 16, 2012
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My personal favourite from Hitchcock. Mistaken identity, man on the run, femme fatale, deviously charming villain, Cold War scheming.... and a great sense of humor about it all. Incidentally, James Mason's last line still stands as one of the best film quotes ever.

Jul 10, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another good Hitchcock. This one includes a novice becoming a spy.

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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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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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