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Classic Grant, Saint thrill audience
Actor Cary Grant reaches for Eva Marie Saint as they climb atop Mt. Rushmore in a scene from the movie “North By Northwest.” The film is considered an iconic film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Widely considered to be one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best films, I finally decided to sit down and watch “North by Northwest” and was treated to a fantastic spy thriller. In fact, I discovered the influence its chaotic plot, diabolical villains and dramatic locations had on many espionage movies such as the James Bond franchise, whose inaugural installment “Dr. No” would premiere only three years later. The 1959 movie tells the tale of Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), a New York City advertising executive who gets mistaken for the spy George Kaplan by a mysterious criminal organization.