Release Date: 1959
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Ernest Lehman
Eva Marie Saint
Leo G. Carroll
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Locations of L.I. Shoots:
The Westbury House/Phipps Estate at Old Westbury Gardens (the Townsend residence where Roger Thornhill [Grant] first meets Phillip Vandamm [Mason] and is forcibly intoxicated)
The Pratt Estate in Glen Cove
Glen Cove (possible filming location - the Old Courthouse used for police station scenes)
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North By Northwest currently holds a 100% approval rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 58 reviews. The site's consensus calls the film "Gripping, suspenseful and visually iconic" and claims it "laid the groundwork for countless action thrillers to follow." The film also ranks at number 98 in Empire magazines list of the 500 Greatest Films of All Time.
In addition to the 50th Anniversary Trailer, please take a look at the You Tube video, "Writing for Hitchcock - Ernest Lehman and North by Northwest", for an interesting look at how the screenplay was developed.
This is one of many Hitchcock movies with a music score by Bernard Herrmann and features a memorable opening title sequence by graphic designer Saul Bass (please see the featured You Tube video "Saul Bass - Title Sequence" which includes Hitchcock's brief appearance).
50th Anniversary Trailer
Saul Bass - Title Sequence
North by Northwest (1959). Alfred Hitchcock
Cinematography: Robert Burks
Photo by: Kenny Bell