North by Northwest

Screening on Film
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
With Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason.
US, 1959, 35mm, color, 136 min.

In this tautly directed romantic-thriller from Hitchock, advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Grant) is caught in a double case of mistaken identity: a group of spies thinks he is a government agent, while the government thinks he is a spy. While fleeing his pursuers he meets the beautiful, mysterious Eve Kendall (Saint), who may know more about Thornhill than she initially lets on. The film includes some of Hitchcock’s most beloved set pieces, including a chase sequence atop Mount Rushmore and Thornhill’s iconic showdown with a cropduster amid the cornfields at the side of an Indiana highway.

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