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Year: 1959
Original Title: North by Northwest
Length: 136 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mistery
Studios: Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Age rating: Parental guidance
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: October 20 2017

United States: August 06 1959

Ranking

Ranking: 2,140 out of 16,431 movies (up 2311)

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8.7 by 28 users

9.4 by 6 media

Plot

Director

Cast North by Northwest

Cary Grant

Cary Grant

Roger O. Thornhill

Eva Marie Saint

Eva Marie Saint

Eve Kendall

James Mason

James Mason

Phillip Vandamm

Jessie Royce Landis

Jessie Royce Landis

Clara Thornhill

Leo G. Carroll

Leo G. Carroll

The Professor

Philip Ober

Philip Ober

Lester Townsend

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Trivia North by Northwest

While filming 'Vertigo', Alfred Hitchcock described some of the plot of this project to frequent Hitchcock leading man and 'Vertigo' star James Stewart, who naturally assumed that the director meant to cast him in the Roger Thornhill role, and was eager to play it. Actually, Hitchcock wanted Cary Grant to play the role. By the time Hitchcock realized the misunderstanding, Stewart was so anxious to play Thornhill that rejecting him would have caused a great deal of disappointment. So Hitchcock delayed production on North by Northwest until Stewart was already safely committed to filming Otto Preminger's 'Anatomy of a Murder' before "officially" offering him the role. Stewart had no choice; he had to turn down the offer, allowing Hitchcock to cast Grant, the actor he had wanted all along. While on location at Mt. Rushmore, Eva Marie Saint discovered that Cary Grant would charge fans 15 cents for an autograph. Thornhill appears on the left side of the screen for almost the entire movie.

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