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North by Northwest

Original title
North by Northwest
Running time
136 min.
United States United States
Ernest Lehman
Bernard Herrmann
Robert Burks
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Mystery | Spy Film. Cult Movie
Synopsis / Plot
Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Suddenly, the hapless businessman is targeted as an American intelligence agent and set up as a killer. All of Thornhills attempts to straighten things out only make matters worse--and soon the desperate man is on the run from murderous foreign operatives, the CIA and the police.
1959: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Best Screenplay, Editing, Art Direction
1959: San Sebastian Film Festival: Best Director (ex-aequo)
1959: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1959: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Comedy Screenplay
1959: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actor (Cary Grant)
1959: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best films
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