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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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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


1001 Classic Movies: North by Northwest

By Amanda Garrett on Nov 14, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

North by Northwest (1959), starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). In honor of the President... Read full article


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Quotes from

Ticket Seller: (to Thornhill, who is wearing sunglasses to hide his identity) Something wrong with your eyes?
Roger Thornhill: Yes, they're sensitive to questions.


Eve Kendall: I want you to do a favor for me. A big, big favor.
Roger Thornhill: Name it.
Eve Kendall: I want you to leave right now, stay far away from me, and don't come near me again. We're not going to get involved. Last night was last night, and it's all there was, and it's all there is. There isn't going to be anything more between us. So please. Goodbye, good luck, no conversation, just leave.


Roger Thornhill: Come along, Mrs. Thornhill.
Eve Kendall: Oh Roger, this is silly.
Roger Thornhill: I know, but I'm sentimental.

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Facts about

Alfred Hitchcock planned to shoot a scene in the Ford automobile plant in Dearborn, MI. As Thornhill and a factory worker discussed a particular foreman at the plant, they would walk along the assembly line as a car was put together from the first bolt to the final panel. Then, as the car rolled off the line ready to drive, Thornhill would open the passenger door and out would roll the body of the foreman he had just been discussing. Hitchcock loved the idea of a body appearing out of nowhere, but he and screenwriter Ernest Lehman couldn't figure out a way to make the scene fit the story, so it never came to fruition.
According to the book, "Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light", by Patrick McGilligan, Yul Brynner was a first consideration for the role of Phillip Vandamm.
Eleven years after being mentioned in Rope as making an excellent villain, James Mason was finally cast by Alfred Hitchcock as such in North by Northwest.
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