North by Northwest

The chase is on.

Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint scamper across America, exchanging witty banter as evil spies pursue them with malice in mind during my favorite Alfred Hitchcock film.

Vertigo, Rear Window, Psycho — and that’s just the tip of what might be the greatest career put together by a director.

But North is the most rewatchable for me, a near-perfect film which takes our most charming movie star and drops him into a plot roiling with danger and deception.

The showdown on Mount Rushmore.

The attack of the crop duster.

Grant verbally sparring with mother.

Pretty dang flawless.

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