North by Northwest (1959)

Again, looking at these old crime thrillers is like looking at an era of innocence, and some of the earliest iterations of mystery film mechanics. Hitchcock is emulated so much today that very little that we see in his movies seems original today.

A case of mistaken identity throws Carey Grant into a dangerous spy game. He is on the run from both foreign spies and American police and guided by the CIA. The film begins on the east coast and ends in the northern midwest in a few tense scenes.

Really fun to watch if only for costumes, manners of speech, and to see Alfred Hitchock's master use of the camera.


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