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 Country: USA Language: English One of the most famous and thrilling films from the “master of suspense” Alfred Hitchock, North by Northwest is one of American cinema’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 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. One of Hitchcock’s most relentless “wrong man” suspense thrillers, North by Northwest includes some of the director’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