Friday, May 9, 2008

North by Northwest (MGM 1959)


My Granddad, who passed away last year at the age of 97, had an old saying just about every time I saw him...
So, what have you done for the good of your country today?
I would always tell him that I went to school, to work or to church. His reply was almost always the same...
Hmmmph!
The movie that we will be reviewing today asks that same old question, what have you done for the good of your country today? Hopefully for us it won't go the extreme like Cary Grant's character in Alfred Hitchcock's classic North by Northwest! Here is the movie review from IMDb.

New York advertising executive Roger Thornhill is kidnapped by a gang of spies led by Philip Vandamm, who believe Thornhill is CIA agent George Kaplan. Thornhill escapes, but must find Kaplan in order to clear himself of a murder it is believed he committed. Following Kaplan to Chicago as a fugitive from justice, Thornhill is helped by beautiful Eve Kendall. In Chicago, she delivers a message to Kaplan that almost costs Thornhill his life when he is chased across a cornfield by a crop-dusting plane.

Here is the trailer!



One of the most memorable scenes in movie history!

13 comments:

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

Great blog. Great movie.

EDGE said...

Thanks DD2! I always try to stop by Our World As We See It! GREAT BLOG!

Brooke said...

Another one to re-watch!

We caught Grand Prix on TMC last night...

Jennifer said...

Too bad the Presidential Motorcade didn't come down the highway to help Cary Grant.

I could have used some of the gas in the tank truck that blew up.

EDGE said...

Brooke,

I've never seen Grand Prix before. I'll have to check that out.

Jennifer,

Yep we could use some of that fuel. I bet back in 1959 it was 15 cents a gallon!

WomanHonorThyself said...

oldies but goodies again my friend!

EDGE said...

Thnaks Angel! Hope you had a chance to see this one!

Donald Douglas said...

Keep up the posting, Edge, and thanks for reading my blog.

I've added your page to my blogroll, finally!

Have great weekend!

Loved "Iron Man," by the way!

EDGE said...

Hi Don,

Yah I saw Iron man last Thursday! very cool flickr! Thanks for the blogroll and the visit!

Always On Watch said...

With the exception of his last film Family Plot, I love Hitchcock movies.

North by Northwest is a classy film, like most films starring Cary Grant.

The scene with the crop duster is a real nail-biter. Things have to be really bad for Cary Grant to run like hell.

EDGE said...

AOW,

When Ronald Reagan awarded Cary Grant a medal in the White House, the president joked that some movie stars did not have to change their name to become famous. Grant replied that he hoped Reagan would be rememberd for his presidency and not his acting!

kevin said...

Cary's body language when he's first dropped off the bus is perfect. He doesn't have to say "wow, there's nothing out here!", it's written all over him.

EDGE said...

Kevin,

I can't think of another guy that would have been good in that role!