Summer is here and a good time to watch a few classic mysteries and thrillers. I always look to the ultimate master: Alfred Hitchcock. If you haven't seen many Alfred Hitchock movies-- this post is for you.
I'll be writing about a few of my favorite Hitchcock movies, with plenty of thrills, suspense, handsome men and dazzling ladies that’ll keep you leaning in closer to the TV to see what happens next.
First up: "North by Northwest" p.s. Hitchcock makes a cameo in the film, so see if you can spot him.
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“North by Northwest”
Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Leo G. Carroll
In this nightmarish case of bad timing and mistaken identity, Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) is a charming Madison Avenue ad man (think Don Draper from “Mad Men”) who is mistaken for a spy named, George Kaplan. Thornhill can’t convince the bad guys otherwise and is kidnapped, escapes murder and is on the run to clear his name and find the real George Kaplan. Thornhill’s journey takes him from New York to Chicago to Indiana, back to Chicago and then to South Dakota. On the train he meets a lovely traveler named Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) who is willing to help him find George Kaplan. There is nonstop action, backed by some of the best movie music and lots of suspense, including a memorable visit to Mt. Rushmore. And who can forget one of the ultimate screen villians, (with a way with words), the devilish, Phillip Vandamm (James Mason).
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