North By Northwest

North By Northwest

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Average of 948 ratings: 3.8 Stars

1959 M Suitable for general audiences.

The Master of Suspense presents a 3000-mile chase across America!

Cary Grant teams with director Alfred Hitchcock for the fourth and final time in this benchmark espionage journey judged one of the American Film Institute's Top-100 American Films. Grant plays a Madison Avenue advertising executive who becomes mistaken for a government agent by a team of spies led by James Mason. He unwillingly becomes involved in a series of misadventures and is pursued across the States by both the spies and the government whilst being helped by a beautiful secret agent (Eva Marie Saint). With new digital transfer and Dolby digital sound, this now has everything possible for a great movie: outstanding acting, stunning cinematography, fantastic stunts (the air-duster scene, and the Mount Rushmore finale), a brilliant score by Bernard Herrmann, and the perfect mixture of action, humour, and a dash of romance.

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131 minutes
Warner Home Video

DVD details

Screen Format
1.33:1 Full Frame
English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Romanian, Bulgarian, Italian for the Hearing Impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0, English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded, Isolated Music Score Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.85:1
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby TrueHD 5.1

22 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by ginny18

I loved this movie, the story was great and I loved the great actors of yesterday. any of hitchcock directed films will always be the best and a real classic of its time.

5 by Don

North by Northwest is set in the late 1950's or 1960's I imagine, but it is still excellent entertainment along the James Bond themes where the hero is never stuck for a plan to escape from what appears... Read more

5 by Tai9

Quite simply a classic film. You can easily see that this movie provided the template for

most of the action movies of the past three decades. Feels a little old fashioned in places

but... Read more

5 by Mrs

Absolutely Brilliant! Cary Grant at his best. A real old fashioned suspense movie - right up until the end.

4.5 by graygray

Absolute classic, great movie, way way better than I had expected for a film of it's age. Some of the witty one-liners were fantastic - I didn't think Hitchcock had any semblance of a sense of humour... Read more

4.5 by Watcher

If you love Mad Men, James Bond 007 with Sean Connery, Maxwell Smart and Johnny English you will be intrigued by this movie. Fifty years on Hitchcock's sleek thriller set in the 50's a time of the Cold... Read more

4.5 by AW508

Was blown away by the stunning cinematography, particularly knowing how many years ago this film was produced. This really is an enduring masterpiece.

5 by Foden

On blue-ray disc North By Northwest looks absolutely stunning, especially considering it was filmed 52 years ago. Wow!

4 by Psy

Good fun. Seems quite corny by today's standards (such as they are). But how refreshing not to have pseudo sex scenes, loads of foul language and outrageous implausible special effects. I enjoyed it... Read more

3.5 by JATO

An oldie, but a good watch none the less. We enjoyed it!