Wide release 9/17/1959
on DVD 8/2000
Viewed at the Arizona Inn with Fran and Terry
RT Critic: 100 Audience: 94
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Actors: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, Martin Landau
My comments: I must be missing something. People rave about this film - a young acquaintance has seen it a dozen times. Cary Grant was certainly charming. To me it was predictable though fun - production techniques and acting has certainly changed (improved?) over the years. My question - has it been colorized? Or was it originally in black and white? I saw the color version, but the black and white might have given me an "older" feel and thus I might have been able to watch it more as a classic and not thought it was actually funny.....
Rotten Tomatoes Summary: While having lunch at the Plaza Hotel in New York, advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) has the bad luck to call for a messenger just as a page goes out for a "George Kaplan." From that moment, Thornhill finds that he has stepped into a nightmare -- he is quietly abducted by a pair of armed men out of the hotel's famous Oak Room and transported to a Long Island estate; there, he is interrogated by a mysterious man (James Mason) who, believing that Roger is George Kaplan, demands