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North By Northwest

Lists: Mystery, Action, Thriller, AFI 100 (2007)

Brief Synopsis: "An advertising man is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase."

Overall Ranking: 14 (Rank from 1959: # 1)


Rating:
93.9
Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)
93.22

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 90%
Regular 10%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%




 


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
3Guys Adam100
3Guys Griff100
Josh of Classicblanca100
Jay of Life Vs Film100(full review)
Patrick Devitt100
David Baruffi97
Morgan On Media97
Rob from GuysFilmQuest91Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 7
Bryan Lienesch84 - It serves as the blueprint for every successful blockbuster thriller. It shouldn't surprise you that Hitchcock pulled it off first.
Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 6
Thomas Pollock70



People Involved

  • Cary Grant (Roger O. Thornhill)
  • Eva Marie Saint (Eve Kendall)
  • James Mason (Phillip Vandamm)
  • Jessie Royce Landis (Clara Thornhill)
  • Philip Coolidge (Dr. Cross)
  • Doreen Lang (Maggie - Thornhills Secretary)
  • Josephine Hutchinson (Vandamms Sister aka Mrs. Townsend)
  • Leo G. Carroll (The Professor)
  • Philip Ober (Lester Townsend)
  • Adam Williams (Valerian)
  • Edward Platt (Victor Larrabee)
  • Robert Ellenstein (Licht)
  • Martin Landau (Leonard)
  • Les Tremayne (Auctioneer)
  • Patrick McVey (Sergeant Flamm)
  • Edward Binns (Captain Junket)
  • Ken Lynch (Charley - Chicago Policeman)
  • Alfred Hitchcock (Director)


  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Hitchcock Suspense Take 1