Flicks in Five: North By Northwest

by Lynne Warfel
October 21, 2014

Listen Flicks in Five: Alfred Hitchcock, Master of Suspense
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Still of Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in North by Northwest (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Ent.)


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A self-effacing diminutive English gentlemen appeared in Hollywood in the 1930s, and by the late 1950s, his nine-stroke pencil caricature have become internationally famous.

Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, long associated with holding audiences on seat-edges, casting handsome leading men and beautiful (usually blonde) leading ladies, had a musical muse in Bernard Herrmann.

We celebrate Hitch with North by Northwest. Mt. Rushmore never looked the same.