North by Northwest


  • Cary Grant as Roger Thornhill[8]
  • Eva Marie Saint as Eve Kendall
  • James Mason as Phillip Vandamm
  • Jessie Royce Landis as Clara Thornhill
  • Leo G. Carroll as The Professor
  • Josephine Hutchinson as "Mrs. Townsend"
  • Philip Ober as Lester Townsend
  • Martin Landau as Leonard
  • Adam Williams as Valerian
  • Edward Platt as Victor Larrabee
  • Robert Ellenstein as Licht
  • Les Tremayne as Auctioneer
  • Philip Coolidge as Dr. Cross
  • Patrick McVey as Sergeant Flamm
  • Edward Binns as Captain Junket
  • Ken Lynch as Charlie

Uncredited Cast

  • Maudie Prickett as Elsie the Maid
  • Malcolm Atterbury as Man at the crossroads[9]
  • Tol Avery as State Police Detective
  • John Beradino as Sergeant Emile Klinger[10]
  • Ned Glass as Ticket Seller
  • Doreen Lang as Maggie, Roger's Secretary
  • Nora Marlowe as Anna
  • Ralph Reed as Bellboy
  • Frank Wilcox as Herman Weitner
  • Sara Berner as Telephone Operator (voice)

Hitchcock's cameo appearances are a signature occurrence in most of his films. In North by Northwest, he is seen getting a bus door slammed in his face, literally just as his credit is appearing on the screen.[11] There has been some speculation as to whether he made one of his rare second appearances, this time at around the 44-minute mark in drag.[12]

MGM wanted Cyd Charisse for the role played by Eva Marie Saint. Hitchcock stood by his choice.[13]

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