| Eva Marie Saint (Eve Kendall): I
tipped the steward five dollars to seat you here if you should come in.
Cary Grant (Roger Thornhill): Is that a proposition?
Marie Saint (Eve): I never discuss love on an empty stomach.
Grant (Roger): You've already eaten!
Eva Marie Saint (Eve): But
Cary Grant (Roger): And what the devil is all this
about? Why was I brought here?
James Mason (Phillip Vandamm): Games,
Cary Grant (Roger): Not that I mind a slight case of
abduction now and then, but I have tickets for the theater this evening, to a
show I was looking forward to and I get, well, kind of unreasonable about
things like that.
James Mason (Vandamm): With such expert
playacting, you make this very room a theater.
(Roger): In the world of advertising, there's no such thing as a lie.
There's only expedient exaggeration.
Eva Marie Saint (Eve): I'm
a big girl.
Cary Grant (Roger): Yeah, and in all the right places,
Cary Grant (Roger): What's wrong with men like me?
Eva Marie Saint (Eve): They don't believe in marriage.
Grant (Roger): I've been married twice.
Eva Marie Saint (Eve):
See what I mean?
James Mason (Vandamm):This matter is best
disposed of from a great height, over water.
Cary Grant (Roger):
Now, what can a man do with his clothes off for twenty minutes? Couldn't he
have taken an hour?
Eva Marie Saint (Eve): You could always take a
Cary Grant (Roger): I'm an advertising man, not a
red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several
bartenders dependent upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by
getting myself slightly killed.
|North by Northwest Trivia
|Did you know?
That North by Northwest was voted
#40 in AFI's 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time?
That Cary Grant was
voted #2 Man in AFI's 50 Greatest American Screen Legends?
Stewart really wanted this part but Hitchcock wanted Cary Grant. Besides, he
thought Stewart looked too old.
Speaking of age, the woman who plays
Cary Grant's mother, Jessie Royce Landis, was actually 10 months younger than
No, not really Mount Rushmore. The government wouldn't grant
permission to film an attempted murder on or near the face of a national
Hitchcock's Cameo: In the beginning, he arrives at a bus stop late
and the bus door closes in his face.
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