North by Northwest

Theater Locations
The April 21 & 23 screenings are in Lynn Wyatt Theater (Kinder Building). The April 22 screening is in Brown Auditorium Theater (Law Building).

When a New York advertising executive (Cary Grant) goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by Cold War–era spies, he falls for a woman (Eva Marie Saint) whose loyalties he begins to doubt. Featuring a memorable encounter with a crop duster in the middle of nowhere, and a thrilling climax at Mount Rushmore, the riveting and engaging North by Northwest laid the groundwork for countless action thrillers. As the New York Times raved, “the plotting is tightly wound and the thrills are executed with devilish panache.”

Closed captions are available

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

North by Northwest

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
(United States, 1959, 136 minutes, in English)
Lynn Wyatt Theater / Brown Auditorium Theater


Caroline Wiess Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
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Nancy and Rich Kinder Building
5500 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004
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