From Warner Home Video:
Cary Grant (as the ultimate man-on-the-run in his fourth Hitchcock teaming) gives a superlative performance while Eva Marie Saint (perfect Hitchcock heroine Eve Kendall) is at her sultry and sexy best in this heart-pounding thriller. Grant plays Manhattan adman Roger Thornhill, who is at once plunged into the world of spies and counterspies, abducted, framed for murder, chased, and (in the signature set-piece) crop-dusted. At the films' end, he hangs on for dear life from the facial features of Mount Rushmore's Presidents where he ultimately rescues Miss Saint.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, co-starring Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll and Martin Landau, the stylish, action-packed espionage caper was written by Ernest Lehman, with music by Bernard Herrmann. Nominated for three Academy Awards® including Best Writing, Film Editing and Art Direction, the film was lauded as #4 on AFI's "100 Years.100 Thrills" and selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
North by Northwest Cast List
Eva Marie Saint
Jessie Royce Landis
Leo G. Carroll
... Roger O. Thornhill
... Eve Kendall
... Phillip Vandamm
... Clara Thornhill
... The Professor
... Mrs. Townsend
... Lester Townsend
... Victor Larrabee
North by Northwest is one of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thrillers. Starring Cary Grant as the suave, but listless ad executive and Eva Marie-Saint as the requisite blonde. Much like many action films of today, North by Northwest treats the nearly absurd as completely realistic with a hint of humor. Between the meticulous direction of Alfred Hitchock, Cary Grant's style, Eva Marie Saint's beauty and the villanous turns of James Mason and Martin Landau, North by Northwest stands as a classic.
The 50th Anniversary Edition DVD:
The "50th Anniversary Edition" of North by Northwest includes four documentaries. There are two documentaries from 2000: an AMC profile of Cary Grant and a documentary about the making of North by Northwest hosted by Eva Marie Saint. Two new 2009 documentaries center on the evolution of Alfred Hitchcock's film style and the direct influences of North by Northwest. Between the four documentaries, there is quite a bit of content focusing on the production of North by Northwest, Director Alfred Hitchock and lead Cary Grant. The four documentaries along with the stills, trailers and TV spots make this release a worthy 50th Anniversary Edition.
North By Northwest 50th Anniversary DVD Extras: Disc 1:
— Audio commentary by Writer Ernest Lehman
— Music-only Audio track