North by Northwest

TitleNorth by Northwest
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1959
AuthorsHitchcock, Alfred, and Ernest Lehman
Date Released1959
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

Director Alfred Hitchcock tackles a case of mistaken identity and a murder mystery in this masterful exploration of Cold War America. Ad man Cary Grant inadvertently finds himself on the run after government agents mistake him for a spy. From New York to Mount Rushmore, Grant runs across solicitous women, wide land landscapes, and close calls to escape capture and wait for the truth to emerge.


Cary Grant

Eva Marie Saint

James Mason

Jessie Royce Landis

Leo G. Carroll

Josephine Hutchinson

Philip Ober

Martin Landau 


Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Produced by Alfred Hitchcock

Written by Ernest Lehman

Music by Bernard Herrmann

Cinematography by Robert Burks

Edited by George Tomasini


Mystery, Action, Suspense, Drama

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selected in 1995 for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress, as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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