North by Northwest


Cary Grant is being pursued by a gang of murderous thugs and doesn’t know why, in this thriller from director Alfred Hitchcock.  Filmed in wide-screen Vista-Vision, the scene where Grant, alone on a rural highway, is chased by a crop-dusting plane is a classic. James Mason and Martin Landau co-star as the villains, and Eva Marie Saint plays a mysterious woman who Grant encounters on a train. (“How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you?”)