North by Northwest is a 1959 American thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman. North by Northwest is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization who want to stop his interference in their plans to smuggle out microfilm containing government secrets.
Picked up a $ 5.00 Hitchcock collection and am watching this for the first time. Foreshadows a lot of visual and plotting devices used in later films, including Hitchcock's. May show snippets of this in my visual communications class. Worth the watching.