North by Northwest (1959, United States)

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North by Northwest  1959 mystery movie

Running time: 135 minutes

Language: English

Advertising executive Roger Thornhill is kidnapped by two people he has never met before. They are taking him to a Long Island estate owned by Lester Townsend, where he is interrogated by another man. When this gives no results Thornhill is forced to drink bourbonand put behind the wheel of the car. He manages to avoid being killed in car accident, but is stopped by the police and arrested for DUI. He tries to explain everything and hopes police will catch the men that kidnapped him, but he can’t prove anything that happened to him last night.

Classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller that is rollercoaster of incidents that are making it hard to grasp what is behind. Great cast, superbly directed and full of scenes that are still remembered as icons of the genre.

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Our rating

8.0 / 10

Movie value

8 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

4 / 5

Story complexity

4 / 5

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Creators of North by Northwest

Alfred Hitchcock films

Alfred Hitchcock


Ernest Lehman films

Ernest Lehman


Cast of North by Northwest

Cary Grant films

Cary Grant

as Roger Thornhill

Eva Marie Saint films

Eva Marie Saint

as Eve Kendall

James Mason films

James Mason

as Phillip Vandamm

Jessie Royce Landis films

Jessie Royce Landis

as Clara Thornhill

Leo G. Carroll films

Leo G. Carroll

as The Professor

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