North by Northwest (PG)
Wednesday 27 November 2019
7:30pm - 9:46pm
Film Unit Cinema in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason
One of the most famous and thrilling films from the â€œmaster of suspenseâ€ Alfred Hitchock, North by Northwest is one of American cinemaâ€™s greatest rides. The film finds New York City advertising 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 Vandammâ€™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. One of Hitchcockâ€™s most relentless â€œwrong manâ€ suspense thrillers, North by Northwest includes some of the directorâ€™s best known sequences, from Cary Grant being pursued by a crop duster to its iconic Mount Rushmore finale.
Introduction to the film by Ryan Finnigan from RARE GIANTS