North by Northwest Friday, April 21, 2023 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
A New York advertising executive (Cary Grant) goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by Cold War-era spies, and 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 the thrilling climax at Mount Rushmore, this riveting and engaging movie laid the groundwork for countless action thrillers. The New York Times raved, "the plotting is tightly wound and the thrills are executed with devilish panache."
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