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North by Northwest, 1959

North by Northwest
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Written by: Ernest Lehman
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  131 min
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North by Northwest can be described as clever, tense, and captivating. The plot revolves around the protagonist as suspect, mistaken identities, and espionage. The main genres are thriller and mystery. In terms of style, North by Northwest involves twists and turns and has a road movie structure. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It is located in South Dakota, Indiana, and Illinois. North by Northwest takes place in the 1950s. The movie has received attention for being a classic, a masterpiece, and essential viewing. Note that it involves mild violent content.

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North by Northwest (1959)
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NORTH BY NORTHWEST is a suspense thriller that finds Cary Grant in the role of Roger Thornhill, a Manhattan... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 17 July 1959
Runtime: 131 min

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Cary Grant Cary Grant As Roger O. Thornhill
Eva Marie Saint Eva Marie Saint As Eve Kendall
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this movie has very cool twists and kept me wanting more along the way
15.February.2014 |  by: thclassicrockstar
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Funny at times
This movie has an interesting story, and there are some suspenseful parts, but many of the scenes are long winded and boring. Particularly boring are the romance scenes, but there were some funny innuendos such as "You large in all the right...
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04.April.2012 |  by: Matthew Smith
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seminal
north by northwest is a seminal film by Hitchcock that would lead to todays action thrillers. after watching this its easy to see how something like the bond series is influenced by this movie. a must watch for anyone who enjoys film
13.January.2010 |  by: Oscar
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A moment of bad timing leads to Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) fighting for his life, and for the movie fan, 136 minutes of pure entertainment in North By Northwest, one of Alfred Hitchcock's best. For Roger, that moment comes during lunchtime at a...
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06.November.2009 |  by: 1MovieADay
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A unique feather in Hitchcock's cap. Not the suspense-laden fare he usually directed (although there IS suspense here), 'North By Nothwest' is more like a whodunnit/adventure film. It's difficult to find any fault with it (escept perhaps the Mount...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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suspenseful genius
Hitchcock is amazing. I loved all the twists and problems caused by mistaken identity. Cary Grant is impressive here but Eva Marie Saint as Eve was much better... There's so much to say about this film and it has so many layers - that's what makes...
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18.August.2008 |  by: hadasi
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