North By Northwest

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 136 minutes. Not Rated. English.

Madison Avenue advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) is mistaken for a fictional US government agent named George Kaplan by a gang of spies, headed by the sauve Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) and his mistress Eve Kendall.

Kidnapped and then framed for the murder of a United Nations diplomat, Thornhill goes on the run across America in order to clear his name and to expose the activities of the foreign spies.

In 1995, NORTH BY NORTHWEST became the fourth Hitchcock film to be selected for preservation by the United States National Film Preservation Board.