North by Northwest

North by Northwest (1959)

It's a deadly game of "tag" and Cary Grant is "it"!

  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Adventure
  • Release Date: 1959-07-08
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 3951 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 16min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
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Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

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  • Cary Grant

    as Roger Thornhill
  • Eva Marie Saint

    as Eve Kendall
  • James Mason

    as Phillip Vandamm
  • Jessie Royce Landis

    as Clara Thornhill
  • Leo G. Carroll

    as Professor
  • Josephine Hutchinson

    as Mrs. Townsend
  • Philip Ober

    as Lester Townsend
  • Martin Landau

    as Leonard
  • Adam Williams

    as Valerian
  • Edward Platt

    as Victor Larrabee
  • Robert Ellenstein

    as Licht
  • Les Tremayne

    as Auctioneer
  • Philip Coolidge

    as Dr. Cross
  • Patrick McVey

    as Sergeant Flamm
  • Edward Binns

    as Captain Junket
  • Ken Lynch

    as Charley
  • Nora Marlowe

    as Anna, the Menacing Housekeeper (uncredited)
  • Doreen Lang

    as Maggie - Thornhill's Secretary (uncredited)
  • John Beradino

    as Sergeant Emile Klinger (uncredited)
  • Ned Glass

    as Ticket Seller (uncredited)
  • Tol Avery

    as State Police Detective (uncredited)
  • Malcolm Atterbury

    as Man at Prairie Crossing (uncredited)
  • Maudie Prickett

    as Hotel Maid Elsie (uncredited)
  • Bess Flowers

    as Plaza Hotel Lounge Patron (uncredited)
  • Stanley Adams

    as Lieutenant Harding (uncredited)
  • Andy Albin

    as Farmer (uncredited)
  • Ernest Anderson

    as Porter on Twentieth Century Ltd. (uncredited)
  • Frank Wilcox

    as Herman Weltner (uncredited)
  • Brandon Beach

    as Man at Auction (uncredited)
  • Steve Carruthers

    as Man at Auction (uncredited)
  • Taggart Casey

    as Shaving Man (uncredited)
  • Bill Catching

    as Auction Attendant (uncredited)
  • Walter Coy

    as U.S. Intelligence Agency Official (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Cross

    as Taxi Driver #1 (uncredited)
  • Patricia Cutts

    as Hospital Patient (uncredited)
  • Jack Daly

    as Train Steward (uncredited)
  • John Damler

    as Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • Lawrence Dobkin

    as U.S. Intelligence Agency Official (uncredited)
  • Tommy Farrell

    as Eddie - Elevator Starter (uncredited)
  • Jesslyn Fax

    as Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Adolph Faylauer

    as Bald Bidder (uncredited)
  • Sally Fraser

    as Second United Nations Receptionist (uncredited)
  • Paul Genge

    as Lieutenant Hagerman (uncredited)
  • James Gonzalez

    as Man at Auction (uncredited)
  • Tom Greenway

    as Silent State Police Detective (uncredited)
  • Robert Haines

    as Man at United Nations Building (uncredited)
  • Stuart Hall

    as Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Alfred Hitchcock

    as Man Who Misses Bus (uncredited)
  • Stuart Holmes

    as Hotel Lounge Patron (uncredited)
  • Eugene Jackson

    as Security Guard at Auction (uncredited)
  • Bobby Johnson

    as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Kenner G. Kemp

    as Man Leaving Office Building (uncredited)
  • Madge Kennedy

    as Mrs. Finlay (uncredited)
  • Colin Kenny

    as Man at Auction (uncredited)
  • Carl M. Leviness

    as Man at United Nations Building (uncredited)
  • Alexander Lockwood

    as Judge Anson B. Flynn (uncredited)
  • Frank Marlowe

    as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
  • Baynes Barron

    as Taxi Driver #2 (uncredited)
  • Thomas Martin

    as Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • James McCallion

    as Plaza Valet (uncredited)
  • Maura McGiveney

    as Attendant (uncredited)
  • Carl Milletaire

    as Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
  • Hans Moebus

    as Man at United Nations Building (uncredited)
  • Howard Negley

    as Conductor on Twentieth Century, Ltd. (uncredited)
  • Monty O'Grady

    as Man at United Nations Building (uncredited)
  • Ralph Reed

    as Bellhop (uncredited)
  • John Roy

    as Train Passenger (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Sayre

    as Hotel Lounge Patron / Man at Mt. Rushmore Cafeteria (uncredited)
  • Scott Seaton

    as Man at Auction (uncredited)
  • Harry Seymour

    as Victor - Captain of Waiters (uncredited)
  • Robert Shayne

    as Larry Wade (uncredited)
  • Jeremy Slate

    as Policeman at Grand Central Station (uncredited)
  • Olan Soule

    as Assistant Auctioneer (uncredited)
  • Helen Spring

    as Bidder (uncredited)
  • Harvey Stephens

    as Stockbroker (uncredited)
  • Harry Strang

    as Assistant Conductor (uncredited)
  • Arthur Tovey

    as Man at Auction (uncredited)
  • Dale Van Sickel

    as Ranger (uncredited)
  • Lloyd Williams

    as Minor Role (uncredited)
  • Robert B. Williams

    as Patrolman Waggoner (uncredited)
  • Paula Winslowe

    as Woman at Auction (uncredited)
  • Wilson Wood

    as Photographer at United Nations (uncredited)
  • Carleton Young

    as Fanning Nelson (uncredited)
  • Dick Johnstone

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Bert Stevens

    as Man at United Nations Building (uncredited)
  • Cosmo Sardo

    as Worker (uncredited)
  • Don Anderson

    as Worker (uncredited)
  • Alphonso DuBois

    as Man at United Nations Building (uncredited)
  • Len Hendry

    as Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • Anne Anderson

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Rama Bai

    as Woman at United Nations Building (uncredited)
  • Finn Zirzow

    as Worker (uncredited)
Camera Robert Burks Director of Photography
Directing Alfred Hitchcock Director
Sound Bernard Herrmann Original Music Composer
Art Robert F. Boyle Production Design
Editing George Tomasini Editor
Production Alfred Hitchcock Producer
Art William A. Horning Art Direction
Crew A. Arnold Gillespie Special Effects
Crew Lee LeBlanc Special Effects
Art Merrill Pye Art Direction
Sound Franklin Milton Recording Supervision
Costume & Make-Up Sydney Guilaroff Hairstylist
Art Frank R. McKelvy Set Decoration
Art Henry Grace Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up William Tuttle Makeup Artist
Directing Robert Saunders Assistant Director
Production Herbert Coleman Associate Producer
Art Saul Bass Title Designer
Writing Ernest Lehman Writer