North by Northwest

North by Northwest (1959)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Mystery-Suspense, Spy Film, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Spy Film  |   Release Date - Sep 2, 1959  |   Run Time - 136 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - TV-G
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North by Northwest is a 1959 American thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The screenplay was by Ernest Lehman, who wanted to write "the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures".

North by Northwest is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization trying to prevent him from blocking their plan to smuggle out microfilm that contains government secrets.

This is one of several Hitchcock films that features a music score by Bernard Herrmann and a memorable opening title sequence by graphic designer Saul Bass. This film is generally cited as the first to feature extended use of kinetic typography in its opening credits.

North by Northwest is now numbered among the essential Hitchcock pictures and is often listed as one of the greatest films of all time. It was selected in 1995 for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress, as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Movie Info

Budget

$3,101,000

Box Office

$144,767

Tags

Advertising, Assassination, Espionage, Espionage, Framed For Murder, Fugitive, Government Agent, Journey/Travel, Mistaken Identity, New York City, On The Run, Painting, Spy, Suspense, Undercover Agent, Violent

Attributes

Filming Location: California, Chicago, Griffith Park, Kern County, Long Island, New York City
Narrative Location: Chicago, Indiana, Long Island, Manhattan, New York City
Subject: espionage, kidnapping

Alternate Titles

Na sever severozápadní linkou
Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest
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Bắc Tây Bắc
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Breathless
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Bugbugseolo Jinloleul Dollyeola
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Con la muerte en los talones
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De dood op de hielen
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De man die verdwijnen moest
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Der unsichtbare Dritte
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Észak, északnyugat
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Farlig romans
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Gizli Teşkilât
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Hokuhokusei ni shinro wo tore
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Į šiaurę per šiaurės vakarus
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I sista minuten
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In a North West Direction
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In a Northwesterly Direction
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Intriga internacional
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Intriga Internacional
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Intrigo internazionale
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La mort aux trousses
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La nord prin nord-vest
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Med hjertet i halsen
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Menneskejagt
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Na sever severozápadnou dráhou
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North by Northwest
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Perseguit per la mort
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Północ - północny zachód
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Shomal az shomal-e gharbi
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Sjever-sjeverozapad
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The CIA Story
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The Man in Lincoln's Nose
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Vaarallinen romanssi
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Στη σκιά των τεσσάρων γιγάντων
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На північ через північний захід
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Север-северозапад
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Север-северозапад/Sever-severozapad
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北北西に進路を取れ
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北西北
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奪魄驚魂
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西北偏北
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