North by Northwest

North by Northwest

Blu-ray Disc - 2010
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"Cary Grant...plays a Manhattan adman plunged into a realm of spy (James Mason) and counterspy (Eva Marie Saint) and variously abducted, framed for murder, chased, and, in a signature set piece, crop-dusted. He also hangs for dear life from the facial features of Mount Rushmore's presidents"--Container.
Publisher: [United States] : Turner Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]
Edition: Blu-ray edition
Branch Call Number: BLURAY NORTH 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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List - Spy Movies
Gilroy_Lib_Staff Jun 16, 2016

An Alfred Hitchcock classic, the film tells the story of how advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill (played by Cary Grant) is mistaken for a spy and then pursued by foreign spies while he tries to save his life.

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.


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desmondghyoung
May 09, 2018

Sorry guys, I was never a fan of Hitchcock. Nevertheless from time to time I watched one of his just try to convince myself that the reputation he enjoyed could not be wrong. The one I enjoyed most was The Man Who Knew Too Much. Thinking back, I was a teenager and it could be only the famous song and the singer that made me attached to. To this day I am still die hard fan of Doris. The thrilling scenes by Hitchcock are mostly childish and means the director tried to play the viewers but failed. He either enjoyed doing that to himself or making a fool of himself.

ArapahoeJillA Apr 20, 2018

Cary Grant being chased by a crop dusting plane and climbing around on Mount Rushmore? Yes, please! This is one of Hitchcock's greatest films for sure.

i would like to mention the crop dusting scene, one of the finest scenes of suspense in the industry.

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hoacornell
Feb 17, 2018

My favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie!! I see that as of today, 2/17/18, there are 44 patrons waiting on the four copies in the KCLS catalog. That is a shame. If I add my name, which I may still decide to do, it may be a long time before a copy come available for me and my family. I would hope KCLS has someone who watches for long backups on materials and orders additional copies. Remember, North by Northwest came out over 50 years ago. Yet it has the popularity of a brand new movie. That says a lot about the reputation of the master director Alfred Hitchcock!

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ba_library
Sep 04, 2017

I’ve been watching Alfred Hitchcock films this month (SPL has quite a few). I thought I had seen most of them, but did not remember North By Northwest (1959). Starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint. Grant made four films with Hitchcock (this was his last). He plays a NYC ad-man who somehow gets involved with an international spy ring. He gets “abducted, framed for murder, chased and crop-dusted” (DVD container.) The final scene has a chase down the face of Mount Rushmore (think I would have remembered that if I had previously seen this film!) Surprisingly, sexy and suggestive for 1959, but of course the woman character is also a spy! Classic Hitchcock worth another viewing if you haven’t seen it in awhile or better yet if you have never seen it.

rb3221 Jul 01, 2017

An old classic and still well worth watching.

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BeverlyDutcher
Jun 11, 2017

This is absolutely a classic! One of my favorite lines in the movie: "How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you". One of the best movies, ever!

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MontMoroc
May 18, 2017

A great film, and certainly one of the most entertaining movies ever made, directed by Alfred Hitchcock at his peak.

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akirakato
May 18, 2017

This is a 1959 American thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
With a memorable opening title sequence by graphic designer Saul Bass, this gripping, suspenseful and visually iconic film seems like Hitchcock's most stylish thriller and one of his best, if not one of the greatest films of all time.

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mammothhawk229e
May 17, 2017

Like it or not, it's the proto-James Bond movie.

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phyllis49
Mar 18, 2012

A chase thriller in which a businessman is mistaken for a spy. Includes the original theatrical trailer.
Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason.
Alfred Hitchcock

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Monolith
Feb 27, 2012

Cop: "Sit down." Thornhill: "I don't wanna sit down. (sits) Perfectly alright, see? We'll get 'em. We'll throw the book at 'em. Assault & kidnaping. Assault with a gun and bourbon and a sports car. We'll get 'em." Cop: "You'll be alright after a good night's sleep. We got a nice cell all made up for ya." Thornhill: "I don't want a cell. I want a policeman."

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