North by Northwest (1959)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 136 min. Release Year: 1959

Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States
Language: English

Screening as part of Hitchcocktober 2021

About the film:

Academy Award-nominated for Best Story and Screenplay, Best Art Direction, and Best Film Editing.

When a New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent, he must escape the pursuit of spies.

The film screenwriter Ernest Lehman called, “the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures” is full of Hitchcock’s favorite themes, including mistaken identity, espionage, a controlling mother, and a beautiful blonde love interest.

The film is also the first feature to extensively use kinetic typography in its opening title sequence.

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Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
G&J Pepsi
WOSU Public Media