An astounding success upon its release in 1959, North By Northwest remains one of the most popular spy thrillers of all time. In what Timeout magazine called ‘a perfect storm of talent’ North By Northwest sees an innocent man (Cary Grant) pursued across the United States by a group of mysterious agents in an extreme case of mistaken identity. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho, Vertigo) the film was nominated for 3 Academy Awards and is listed by the Writers Guild of America as one of the greatest screenplays ever written.  ... read full bio