North By Northwest

Release Date: 1959

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: Ernest Lehman


Cary Grant

Eva Marie Saint

James Mason

Martin Landau

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)

Of Interest:

Click HERE for Nominations and Awards

Click HERE for Hooked on Houses

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


North by Northwest (1959). Alfred Hitchcock
Cinematography: Robert Burks
Photos by: Kenny Bell