North by Northwest*

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North by Northwest*

  • 1959 ----- color ----- 136 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; with Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Leo G. Carroll, Martin Landau) Quintessential Hitchcock comedy-thriller, with bewildered ad-man Grant chased cross country by both spies (who think he's a double agent), the police (who think he's an assassin). The title, taken from a line in Hamlet, is the clue to the mad geography and improbable plot. The compass seems to be spinning as the action hops all over the United States, people rush about in the wrong direction, and, for no particular reason, Grant heads North (by Northwest Airlines). [Letterboxed] (Contains Original Theatrical Trailer) (Funded by The Friends of Comparative Literature) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Motion Pictures: Features, United States)