North by Northwest (1959) Movie Poster
  • Released
  • November 22, 1959
  • 2 hr 16 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • 258 Fan Ratings

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Parents need to know that North by Northwest is a Hitchcock classic that includes suspenseful scenes such as a forced drunken car chase on windy roads and a crop duster chase with shooting and an explosion. Typical of the era, there's drinking of hard liquor and smoking, with a seductive lighting-up featured in one scene. More seductive elements include forward sexual banter and some kissing -- the clothes stay on but there's a mention that the main characters slept together in their train car. It's also worth noting that the main character undergoes a big transformation, from fast-talking and unscrupulous ad exec to a man who risks his own life to find out the truth that will exonerate him.

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  • CONSUMERISM
  • DRINKING & DRUGS
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