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North by Northwest (17-Jul-1959)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Ernest Lehman

Music by: Bernard Herrmann

Keywords: Thriller, United Nations, Espionage, Explosions

Advertising executive Richard Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent by foreign interlopers, kidnapped and left to die in a staged car accident. He escapes only to find himself accused of murder and target of a cross-country pursuit by both police and the foreign agents. Received Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Set Decoration. Entered 1995 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward Binns
12-Sep-1916 4-Dec-1990 12 Angry Men
Leo G. Carroll
25-Oct-1892 16-Oct-1972 Waverly on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Cary Grant
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
Josephine Hutchinson
12-Oct-1903 4-Jun-1998 North by Northwest
Martin Landau
20-Jun-1931   Mission: Impossible, Space 1999
Jessie Royce Landis
25-Nov-1896 2-Nov-1972 North by Northwest
James Mason
15-May-1909 27-Jul-1984 North by Northwest
Philip Ober
23-Mar-1902 13-Sep-1982 From Here to Eternity
Edward Platt
14-Feb-1916 19-Mar-1974 Chief on Get Smart
Eva Marie Saint
4-Jul-1924   North by Northwest
Les Tremayne
Radio Personality
16-Apr-1913 19-Dec-2003 Veteran of 30,000 radio broadcasts


Cary Grant   ...   Roger Thornhill
Eva Marie Saint   ...   Eve Kendall
James Mason   ...   Phillip Vandamm
Jessie Royce Landis   ...   Clara Thornhill
Leo G. Carroll   ...   The Professor
Josephine Hutchinson   ...   Mrs. Townsend
Philip Ober   ...   Lester Townsend
Martin Landau   ...   Leonard
Adam Williams   ...   Valerian
Edward Platt   ...   Victor Larrabee
Robert Ellenstein   ...   Licht
Les Tremayne   ...   Auctioneer
Philip Coolidge   ...   Dr. Cross
Patrick McVey   ...   Policeman
Edward Binns   ...   Capt. Junket
Ken Lynch   ...   Policeman


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