North By Northwest (1959)

A staggeringly-grandiose vision of spy-mystery with scale as epic as Mt. Rushmore, breakneck pace, sharp cozenage, genius innuendo, and visceral thrills, AH’s late-age NBN is – though ~miscast – nevertheless a quintessential action film of legacy in the genre. 8.7/10.

Plot Synopsis: This classic suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm’s associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm’s henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences.

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