North by Northwest 1959
New York advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) is lunching with clients in the Plaza Hotel when a pageboy calls for George Kaplan; Thornhill’s wave at the waiter is mistaken for a reply by two henchmen waiting to kidnap Kaplan, and the adventure begins. Thornhill is dragged across America and seduced by Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) on a beautiful train ride (he is trying to get away), only to be betrayed. The pursuing villain, Phillip Vandamm (James Mason), is part of the cold war furniture, aided by a closet gay Leonard (Martin Landau), who has taken the secret agency bait – planted by The Professor (Leo G. Carroll) that Kaplan is a master spy, and is trying to get rid of him. But Eve Kendall is a double agent, and Thornhill is a naive innocent. The game is dangerous and ends in a climactic chase at Mt Rushmore, across the heads of America’s first presidents.

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:16:12 | 7.20 Gb + 6.90 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason
Country: USA


*** The Film
• Audio commentary by screenwriter Ernest Lehman
• Isolated score

• "Cary Grant: A Class Apart" 2004 PBS/TCM documentary Co-narrated by Helen Mirren and Jeremy Northam (87:05)
• "The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style" documentary (57:28)
• "North by Northwest: One for the Ages" featurette (25:29)
• "Destination Hitchcock: The Making of North By Northwest" documentary, hosted by Eva Marie Saint (39:24)
• "A Guided Tour with Alfred Hitchcock" trailer with Hitchcock explaining the plot (3:15)
• Theatrical Trailer (2:10)
• Stills Gallery (44 images) manual or slideshow
• TV Commercial (1:00)