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

Phillip Vandamm: Has anyone ever told you that you overplay your various roles rather severely, Mr. Kaplan?


Phillip Vandamm: What possessed you to come blundering in here like this? Could it be an overpowering interest in art?
Roger Thornhill: Yes, the art of survival.


Man at Prairie Crossing: That's funny, that plane's dustin' crops where there ain't no crops.


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Facts about

Cary Grant got $450,000 for this movie - a substantial amount for the time - plus a percentage of the gross profits. He also received $315,000 in penalty fees for having to stay nine weeks past the time his contract called for.
This film is the only one directed by Alfred Hitchcock that was released by MGM. However, MGM is now owned by Turner Entertainment - since 1996 a division of Warner Bros. - which owns the pre-1986 MGM library.
Ernest Lehman became the film's scriptwriter following a lunchtime meeting with Alfred Hitchcock, arranged by their mutual friend, composer Bernard Herrmann. Hitchcock originally wanted him to work on his new project The Wreck of the Mary Deare (which was eventually made instead by Michael Anderson), but Lehman refused. Hitchcock was so keen to work with him that he suggested they work together on a different film using Mary Deare's budget (without MGM's approval) even though he had only three ideas to set Lehman on his way: mistaken identity, the United Nations building, and a chase scene across the faces of Mt. Rushmore.
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