North by Northwest

As Seen in the Movies: Tourist Landmarks

Director: 
Alfred Hitchcock
Year: 
1959
Rating: 
Not Rated - Appropriate for Ages 6+
Run Time: 
136 mins
Cast: 
Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

This classic suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm's associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm's henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences.