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12th Apr '16 10:18:06 PM Mdumas43073
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--> -- '''Ernest Lehman''', screenwriter

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--> -- -->-- '''Ernest Lehman''', screenwriter
21st Feb '16 10:19:19 AM Mdumas43073
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* BlatantLies: Thornhill's explanation for why the cops are combing the 20th Century Limited for him? Seven unpaid parking tickets.

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* BlatantLies: Thornhill's explanation to Eve for why the cops are combing the 20th ''20th Century Limited Limited'' for him? Seven unpaid parking tickets.



* [[TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse The Calls Are Coming from Inside the Hotel]]: Thornhill gets a call from the bad guys while casing "Kaplan"'s room at the Plaza. He then finds out from the hotel's switchboard operator that the call came from the lobby.

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* [[TheCallsAreComingFromInsideTheHouse The Calls Are Coming from Inside the Hotel]]: Thornhill gets a call from the bad guys while casing "Kaplan"'s Kaplan's room at the Plaza. He then finds out from the hotel's switchboard operator that the call came from the lobby.



* CoolTrain: The 20th Century Limited.

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* CoolTrain: The 20th ''20th Century Limited.Limited''.
21st Feb '16 10:16:27 AM Mdumas43073
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The film begins with New York advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Creator/CaryGrant) being abducted by [[EvilMinions enemy agents]] working for the master foreign spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason), who is currently masquerading as the diplomat Lester Townsend. Vandamm believes Roger to be an American spy, George Kaplan, who has been tailing Vandamm. When Roger insists he is not the spy, Vandamm orders him killed. His henchmen, led by the sinister Leonard (Martin Landau), decide to [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident stage a fatal accident]] by pouring a bottle of bourbon down Roger's throat and then placing him at the wheel of a sports car on a cliffside road.

One car chase later, Roger escapes but is arrested for drunk driving. He takes the skeptical police and his equally skeptical mother (Jessie Royce Landis) to the Townsend mansion where he was abducted, only to find Vandamm gone and the housekeeper, another Vandamm associate, claiming Roger got drunk at a party there and stole the car from another guest.

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The film begins with New York advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Creator/CaryGrant) being abducted by [[EvilMinions enemy agents]] working for the master foreign spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason), who is currently masquerading as the diplomat Lester Townsend. Vandamm believes Roger to be an American spy, George Kaplan, who has been tailing Vandamm. When Roger insists he is not the spy, Vandamm orders him killed. His henchmen, led by the sinister Leonard (Martin Landau), decide to [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident stage a fatal accident]] by pouring a bottle of bourbon down Roger's throat and then placing him at the wheel of a sports stolen car on a cliffside road.

One car chase later, Roger escapes but is arrested for drunk driving. He takes the skeptical police and his equally skeptical mother (Jessie Royce Landis) to the Townsend mansion where he was abducted, only to find Vandamm gone and the housekeeper, another Vandamm associate, claiming Roger got stole the car after getting drunk at a party there and stole the car from another guest.
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21st Feb '16 10:08:57 AM Mdumas43073
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One car chase later, Roger escapes but is arrested for drunk driving. He takes the skeptical police and his equally skeptical mother (Jessie Royce Landis) to the Townsend mansion where he was abducted, only to Vandamm gone and the housekeeper, another Vandamm associate, claiming Roger got drunk at a party there and stole the car from another guest.

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One car chase later, Roger escapes but is arrested for drunk driving. He takes the skeptical police and his equally skeptical mother (Jessie Royce Landis) to the Townsend mansion where he was abducted, only to find Vandamm gone and the housekeeper, another Vandamm associate, claiming Roger got drunk at a party there and stole the car from another guest.
21st Feb '16 10:08:41 AM Mdumas43073
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One car chase later, Roger escapes but is arrested for drunk driving. He takes the skeptical police and his equally skeptical mother (Jessie Royce Landis) to the Townsend mansion where he was abducted, only to find the housekeeper, another Vandamm associate, claiming he got drunk at a party there and stole the car from another guest.

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One car chase later, Roger escapes but is arrested for drunk driving. He takes the skeptical police and his equally skeptical mother (Jessie Royce Landis) to the Townsend mansion where he was abducted, only to find Vandamm gone and the housekeeper, another Vandamm associate, claiming he Roger got drunk at a party there and stole the car from another guest.
21st Feb '16 10:07:59 AM Mdumas43073
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One of Hitchcock's most popular films, '''''North by Northwest''''' was a major stylistic influence on ''Series/TheManFromUncle'': in fact, Leo G. Carroll, who played Alexander Waverly in that series, plays a very similar character (sobriquetted "The Professor") in the film, and the TV show drew its "innocent gets caught up in international intrigue" shtick from the film. It has also sometimes been called the first Franchise/JamesBond film.

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One of Hitchcock's most popular films, '''''North ''North by Northwest''''' Northwest'' was a major stylistic influence on ''Series/TheManFromUncle'': in fact, Leo G. Carroll, who played Alexander Waverly in that series, plays a very similar character (sobriquetted "The Professor") in the film, and the TV show drew its "innocent gets caught up in international intrigue" shtick from the film. It has also sometimes been called the first Franchise/JamesBond film.
21st Feb '16 10:06:38 AM Mdumas43073
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One car chase later, Roger escapes but is arrested for drunk driving. He takes the skeptical police and his equally skeptical mother (Jessie Royce Landis) to the Townsend mansion where he was abducted, only to find the housekeeper (another Vandamm associate) claiming he got drunk at a party there and stole the car from another guest.

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One car chase later, Roger escapes but is arrested for drunk driving. He takes the skeptical police and his equally skeptical mother (Jessie Royce Landis) to the Townsend mansion where he was abducted, only to find the housekeeper (another housekeeper, another Vandamm associate) associate, claiming he got drunk at a party there and stole the car from another guest.
21st Feb '16 10:05:34 AM Mdumas43073
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One car chase later, Roger escapes but is arrested for drunk driving. Accompanied by the skeptical police and his equally skeptical mother (Jessie Royce Landis), he returns to the Townsend mansion where he was abducted, only to find the housekeeper (another Vandamm associate) claiming he got drunk at a party there and stole the car from another guest.

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One car chase later, Roger escapes but is arrested for drunk driving. Accompanied by He takes the skeptical police and his equally skeptical mother (Jessie Royce Landis), he returns Landis) to the Townsend mansion where he was abducted, only to find the housekeeper (another Vandamm associate) claiming he got drunk at a party there and stole the car from another guest.
21st Feb '16 10:04:29 AM Mdumas43073
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To clear his name, Roger attempts to find George Kaplan. Accompanied by his mother, he searches Kaplan's vacant room at the Plaza Hotel, where he discovers little other than that Kaplan is a shorter man than he -- judging by one of Kaplan's suits -- and that seemingly none of the hotel staff have ever met the elusive spy in person. After narrowly escaping another encounter with Vandamm's henchmen, Roger goes to the United Nations, where the real Townsend is giving a speech. Roger, surprised to find that it wasn't Townsend who abducted him, is even more surprised when Townsend's [[TheCorpseStopsHere corpse lands in his arms]]. Now WronglyAccused of ''murder'', Roger flees New York.

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To clear his name, Roger attempts to find George Kaplan. Accompanied by his mother, he searches Kaplan's vacant room at the Plaza Hotel, where he discovers little other than that Kaplan is a shorter man than he -- judging by one of Kaplan's suits -- and that seemingly none of the hotel staff have ever met the elusive spy in person. After narrowly escaping another encounter with Vandamm's henchmen, Roger goes to the United Nations, where the real Townsend is giving a speech. Roger, surprised to find that it wasn't Townsend who abducted him, is even more surprised when Townsend's [[TheCorpseStopsHere corpse lands in his arms]]. Now WronglyAccused of ''murder'', Roger flees New York.
21st Feb '16 10:03:53 AM Mdumas43073
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After a train journey, where Roger meets FemmeFatale Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint), and the famous cropduster incident, Roger eventually follows Eve to an auction where Vandamm is bidding on a statue. To escape the spy, Roger disrupts the auction, deliberately getting himself arrested by the police.

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After a train journey, journey to Chicago, where Roger meets FemmeFatale Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint), and the famous cropduster incident, Roger eventually follows Eve to an auction where Vandamm is bidding on a statue. To escape the spy, Roger disrupts the auction, deliberately getting himself arrested by the police.
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