History Trivia / NorthByNorthWest

23rd Jan '17 3:30:38 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** In Portugal, the film was released as ''Intriga Internacional'' ("International Intrigue").
** In Sweden, it was released as ''I sista minuten'' ("At the Last Minute").


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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: Thornhill is shot in the Mount Rushmore visitor center. After the scene was filmed, one could see that a little boy had put his hands on his ears before the gunfire. Hitchcock proclaimed that after this, he'd just work with people who were either adult or deaf.
23rd Jan '17 11:09:02 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** MGM wanted Cyd Charisse to play Eve Kendall (since she was under contract to the studio) and Cary Grant pushed for Creator/SophiaLoren (who he'd reportedly fallen for while working together on ''Houseboat''). Hitchcock also considered Creator/ElizabethTaylor before settling on Eva Marie Saint.

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** MGM wanted Cyd Charisse to play Eve Kendall (since she was under contract to the studio) and Cary Grant pushed for Creator/SophiaLoren (who he'd reportedly fallen for while working together on ''Houseboat''). Hitchcock also considered Creator/ElizabethTaylor before settling on Eva Marie Saint. Creator/GraceKelly would have got it if she weren't busy being Princess of Monaco.
6th Jan '17 11:45:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to a cut-away of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar their train]] [[FreudWasRight going into]] [[VisualInnuendo a tunnel]].

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to a cut-away of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar their train]] [[FreudWasRight train FreudWasRight going into]] [[VisualInnuendo into VisualInnuendo a tunnel]].tunnel.
21st Dec '16 3:45:11 PM bt8257
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to a cut-away of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar their train]] [[FreudWasRight going into a tunnel]].

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to a cut-away of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar their train]] [[FreudWasRight going into into]] [[VisualInnuendo a tunnel]].
7th Dec '16 5:12:39 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The entire crop duster scene was supposedly set in Indiana southeast of Chicago, but actually filmed near Bakersfield, California because it's cheaper to film in California than take all the crew and equipment to Indiana.
** The California coastline stands in for that of Glen Cove, New York, where Thornhill was originally to meet his fate. The north shore of Long Island is rocky, but not THAT rocky.
** Vandamm's house behind Mount Rushmore. Anyone who's been to Mount Rushmore knows there aren't any houses within several miles. Not to mention the topography is all wrong. It does make for a good climax, however.
26th Oct '16 4:08:31 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DawsonCasting: Both leads were older than their characters (actually it's not clear how old Roger is supposed to be, given that Cary Grant was in his mid-50s at the time).

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* DawsonCasting: Both leads were older than their characters (actually it's not clear how old Roger is supposed to be, given that Cary Grant Creator/CaryGrant was in his mid-50s at the time).



** Legend has it that Hitchcock denied Creator/JimmyStewart the part of Thornhill because he thought he was too old for it... so instead he got Cary Grant, who was even older than Stewart. (Another theory is that the less-than-spectacular box office results for ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'' caused a falling-out between Hitchcock and Stewart, hence no ''North by Northwest'' for the latter. ) Other actors considered or suggested for the role included Creator/GregoryPeck, William Holden, Music/FrankSinatra, and Music/DeanMartin.

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** Legend has it that Hitchcock denied Creator/JimmyStewart the part of Thornhill because he thought he was too old for it... so instead he got Cary Grant, Creator/CaryGrant, who was even older than Stewart. (Another theory is that the less-than-spectacular box office results for ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'' caused a falling-out between Hitchcock and Stewart, hence no ''North by Northwest'' for the latter. ) Other actors considered or suggested for the role included Creator/GregoryPeck, William Holden, Creator/WilliamHolden, Music/FrankSinatra, and Music/DeanMartin.
17th Sep '16 3:15:25 PM DrOO7
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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #55

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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #55
2nd Sep '16 3:23:49 PM NWolfman
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar their train]] [[FreudWasRight going into a tunnel]].

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to a cut-away of [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar their train]] [[FreudWasRight going into a tunnel]].
3rd Jun '16 6:05:39 PM WJTaylor4
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into be on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar their train]] [[FreudWasRight going into a tunnel]].

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The final shot of the film was to be the two leads climbing into be bed on their train and sharing a passionate kiss with "The End" superimposed over it, but TheHaysCode objected, saying that it implied that the couple were going to have sex (which, let's face it, they probably were) and demanded it be changed. In classic Hitchcock form, he obliged and changed it to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar their train]] [[FreudWasRight going into a tunnel]].
20th Apr '16 3:37:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Eve Kendall is [[Film/SupermanReturns Martha Kent]]. The Professor is [[Series/TheManFromUNCLE Alexander Waverly]]. Leonard is [[Series/MissionImpossible Rollin Hand]]. Roger's lawyer is [[Series/GetSmart The Chief of CONTROL]]. One of the cops accompanying Roger to Lester Townsend's house is [[Film/TwelveAngryMen Juror #6]]. The phony "Mrs. Townsend" is [[Film/SonOfFrankenstein Elsa von Frankenstein]]. The ticket seller who tries to hold Roger up at Grand Central is Doc from ''Film/WestSideStory''. Vandamm's housekeeper is [[Series/TheWaltons Flossie Brimmer]]. And Roger's secretary later turns up as the hysterical woman at the diner in ''Film/TheBirds''.
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