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NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

NORTH BY NORTHWEST <span>(1959)</span> artwork

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 133

Release dates 03/08/2012, 19/06/2009, 30/04/2004, 01/08/1993

Ratings Info Contains mild violence and sex references

Genre(s) Thriller, Drama

Director(s) Alfred Hitchcock

Cast includes Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Leo G. Carroll, Martin Landau, Jessie Royce Landis, Philip Ober, Adam Williams, Josephine Hutchinson, Edward Platt, Robert Ellenstein, Les Tremayne, Philip Coolidge, Ken Lynch, Patrick McVey, Ed Binns

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 24/07/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

NORTH BY NORTHWEST is a 1959 thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, in which an advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a communist spy.

Violence

There are scenes of mild violence, including a struggle involving two men, one of whom is wielding a knife. There is sight of a man with a knife protruding from his back and sight of a man being shot.

Sex

There are mild verbal sex references, including a man telling a woman she's a big girl "In all the right places" and a man commenting that a woman "Uses sex like most people use a fly swatter".

There are also moments of mild threat and very mild bad language ('damn').

Details

Title
NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Year
1959
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,R.N.I.B.,MGM Home Video,Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,BFI (UK Wide),BFI Films,Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
10/05/2012
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF002310

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