A few months ago I did a post about my all time favourite Hitchock film: Rear Window. Well, I'm also very partial to North by Northwest. It has lots of iconic scenes such as Cary Grant (as Roger Thornhill) being persued by a crop duster in a wheat field and the final Mount Rushmore cliff hanger! It's also got a fabulous suporting cast in James Mason and Martin Landau. I think Eve Marie Saint was particularly well cast as she is perfection as the film's icy blond Hitchcock femme fatale.
Here is one of my favourite quotes from the film:
Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant): Now you listen to me, I’m an advertising man, not a red herring. I’ve got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don’t intend to disappoint them all by getting myself “slightly” killed.