North By Northwest | Full Movie
North By Northwest
- 2h 16m
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Cary Grant stars as an innocent man mistaken for a spy in one of director Alfred Hitchcock's greatest thrillers. While leaving New York's Plaza Hotel, advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Grant) has the misfortune of standing just as the name "George Kaplan" is paged--starting a lethal case of mistaken identity and a nonstop game of cat and mouse as he is pursued across North America by espionage agents trying to kill him--and by police who suspect him of murder.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Gripping, suspenseful, and visually iconic, this late-period Hitchcock classic laid the groundwork for countless action thrillers to follow.
Hitchcock is such a master of suspense that not many frames have passed before the audience has ac...
July 17, 2017
Hitchcock breezes through a tongue-in-cheek, nightmarish plot with a lightness of touch that's equ...
June 21, 2017
Smoothly troweled and thoroughly entertaining.
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Witty Hitchcock thriller piles on suspense and innuendo.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that North by Northwest is a Hitchcock classic that includes suspenseful scenes such as a forced drunken car chase on windy roads and a crop duster chase with shooting and an explosion. Typical of the era, there's drinking of hard liquor and smoking, with a seductive lighting-up featured in one scene. More seductive elements include forward sexual banter and some kissing -- the clothes stay on but there's a mention that the main characters slept together in their train car. It's also worth noting that the main character undergoes a big transformation, from fast-talking and unscrupulous ad exec to a man who risks his own life to find out the truth that will exonerate him.
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- Genre:Drama, Thriller, Classics
- Release Date:July 17, 1959
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD