North by Northwest Overview:

North by Northwest (1959) was a Adventure - Mystery Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock and Herbert Coleman.

North by Northwest was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1995.

Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: William A. Horning, Robert Boyle, Merrill Pye; Set Decoration: Henry Grace, Frank Nominated
Best Film EditingGeorge TomasiniNominated
Best WritingErnest LehmanNominated
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The Directors’ Chair: North by Northwest

By Theresa Brown on May 16, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

The Directors’ Chair: North by Northwest (1959) ….. NORTH BY NORTHWEST ( 1959 ) ~ TO BE or NOT TO BE THE SPY WHO LOVED ME A case of mistaken identity takes a dull Madison Avenue advertising exec on a journey across the United States, hooking up with a cool blonde, biddin... Read full article


HITCHCOCK & HERRMANN: "NORTH BY NORTHWEST" COMES TO THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

By The Lady Eve on Nov 24, 2017 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

On Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, The San Francisco Symphony will present the Alfred Hitchcock blockbuster, North by Northwest, featuring Bernard Herrmann's iconic score. As with all film series presentations, North by Northwest will be screened with its score scrubbed from the soundtr... Read full article


North by Northwest (1959)

on Apr 12, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

If you’ve looked at my previous coverage on Alfred Hitchcock then you’re aware of the glaring omissions in his filmography for me. Well, cross one of the biggies off the list for I’ve finally seen North by Northwest. Hitchcock’s Bond-esque story of the man who wasn’t th... Read full article


Chicago Film Club field trip: “North By Northwest” April 2 at ShowPlace ICON at Roosevelt Road

By Stephen Reginald on Mar 25, 2017 From Classic Movie Man

Chicago Film Club field trip: “North By Northwest” April 2 at ShowPlace ICON at Roosevelt Road Directed by Hitchcock—“The Master of Suspense”—and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason, North By Northwest is one of the classiest espionage films... Read full article


Win Tickets to see ?TCM Big Screen Classics: North by Northwest? (Giveaway runs 2/22 through 3/18)

By Annmarie Gatti on Feb 22, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Win Tickets to see ?North by Northwest? on the Big Screen! in Select Cinemas Nationwide Sunday, April 2 & Wednesday, April 5! ?That’s funny, that plane’s dustin’ crops where there ain’t no crops.? CMH is thrilled to announce the 4rth of our 14 movie ticket giveaways this ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Eve Kendall: How do I know you aren't a murderer?
Roger Thornhill: You don't.
Eve Kendall: Maybe you're planning to murder me right here, tonight.
Roger Thornhill: Shall I?
Eve Kendall: Please do.


Roger Thornhill: I didn't realize you were an art collector. I thought you just collected corpses.


Roger Thornhill: Now, what can a man do with his clothes off for twenty minutes? Couldn't he have taken an hour?
Eve Kendall: You could always take a cold shower.


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Facts about

The studio wanted Sophia Loren for the female lead, and she wanted to do it, but contractual problems resulted in her having to turn it down. The part was eventually given to Eva Marie Saint.
Famed art director/special effects artist Albert Whitlock who worked on several Hitchcock films (not this one) painted a painting of Mount Rushmore and superimposed the face of Alfred Hitchcock into the rock sculptures on the mountain as a joke. The painting exists in a private collection.
According to the book "Haunted Idol: The Story of the Real Cary Grant" by Geoffrey Wansell, Cary Grant wanted Sophia Loren to play the part of Eve Kendall but she turned the role down. Seven years later Sophia Loren played a role very similar to Eve Kendall in Stanley Donen's Alfred Hitchcock-inspired thriller Arabesque opposite Gregory Peck - MGM's original choice for the role of Roger Thornhill.
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