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North by Northwest

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50th anniversary ed. ; Widescreen version.


English or dubbed French dialogue; optional English or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Martin Landau, Leo G. Carroll.

Publication Information

Turner Entertainment Co. : Distributed by Warner Home Video,

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


Roger Thornhill is a New York advertising executive who is kidnapped by a gang of spies led by Philip Vandamm, who believes Thornhill is CIA agent George Kaplan. Thornhill escapes, but must find Kaplan in order to clear himself of a murder that Kaplan is accused of committing. Following Kaplan to Chicago as a fugitive from justice, Thornhill is helped by beautiful Eve Kendall. In Chicago, she delivers a message to Kaplan that almost costs Thornhill his life when he is chased across a cornfield by a crop-dusting plane.


Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.

Special features: commentary by screenwriter Ernest Lehman; music-only audio track; 2009 documentary "The master's touch: Hitchcock's signature style;" feature-length career profile "Cary Grant: a class apart;" explore in depth the movie's innovations and influences in "North by Northwest: one for the ages;" 2000 documentary "Destination Hitchcock: the making of North by Northwest;" stills gallery; theatrical trailers & TV spot.

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