North by Northwest

North by Northwest Trailers

Original title North by Northwest
Category Thriller, Mystery
UK Release Date
Production year 1959
Production Country
Directors Alfred Hitchcock
Cast Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Leo G. Carroll, Martin Landau, Adam Williams, Jessie Royce Landis, Doreen Lang, Josephine Hutchinson, Philip Ober, Philip Coolidge, Edward Platt, Robert Ellenstein, Les Tremayne, Patrick McVey
Distributor British Film Institute (BFI)


Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip Vandamm and his henchman Leonard try to eliminate him but when Thornhill tries to make sense of the case, he is framed for murder. Now on the run from the police, he manages to board the 20th Century Limited bound for Chicago where he meets a beautiful blond, Eve Kendall, who helps him to evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that Eve isn't the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems however, leading to a dramatic rescue and escape at the top of Mt. Rushmore.