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Hosted by Eva Marie Saint, the film's leading lady, this 40-minute documentary of Alfred Hitchcock's... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Eva Marie Saint ... Herself - Host

Patricia Hitchcock ... Herself (as Pat Hitchcock)
Ernest Lehman ... Himself

Robert F. Boyle ... Himself (as Robert Boyle)

Martin Landau ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Peter Fitzgerald 
Produced by
Peter Fitzgerald .... producer
Cinematography by
Andrew B. Andersen 
Film Editing by
Glenn Erickson 
Makeup Department
Alan Friedman .... makeup artist
Tina Sellers .... hair stylist
Production Management
Paul Hemstreet .... executive in charge of production
Sound Department
John W. Cook II .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Cook)
Whitney Purple .... sound recordist
Dave Rody .... production audio mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Carlos Abdala .... tape operator
Barbara Green .... tape operator
Brad Mielke .... motion-control camera
Zach Zeller .... key grip
Editorial Department
Kathy Duerr .... on-line editor
Arden Rynew .... on-line editor
Mark Seymour .... on-line editor
Paula Stein .... additional editor
Other crew
Ned Comstock .... archival production materials
Shirley Knecht .... titles
Martin Sunday .... production assistant
Attilla Farndale .... special thanks
Mark Farndale .... special thanks
George Feltenstein .... special thanks
Mike Finnegan .... special thanks
Tooney Fitzgerald .... special thanks
Chad Flakoll .... special thanks
Patricia Hitchcock .... special thanks
Tom Karsch .... special thanks
Richard P. May .... special thanks (as Richard May)
Roger Mayer .... special thanks
Michael Pohl .... special thanks
Ned Price .... special thanks
Cheryl Rose .... special thanks
Bill Rush .... special thanks
John Russell Taylor .... special thanks
Ed Santiago .... special thanks
Donald Spotto .... special thanks
François Truffaut .... special thanks

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40 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This documentary is featured on the DVD for North by Northwest (1959), released in 2000.See more »
Factual errors: It is said that the crop duster shot was filmed east of Bakersfield, Ca., when actually it was filmed west of Bakersfield near Wasco, Ca.See more »
Movie Connections:
References On the Waterfront (1954)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Decent Look at the Hitchcock Classic, 9 March 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Destination Hitchcock: The Making of North By Northwest (2000)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Decent but overall disappointing look at the making of Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 classic with Cary Grant. Eva Marie Saint hosts this documentary, which features interviews with Pat Hitchcock, screenwriter Ernest Lehman, story-boarder Robert Boyle and Martin Landau. This is a rather unique documentary in terms of how it tells the story because what we basically get is a production diary as Saint narrates the order in which the film was shot. She starts off talking about stealing a shot at the United Nations and then they moved to Chicago where she joined the film and then on out West to South Dakota where the Mount Rushmore controversy started and caused them to move the rest of the production to California. All of this is interesting but there are several times where we're just told that the production moved and then we don't get anything else. There really doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to some of the stories that we're told and I think it has to do with them telling the stories as the film was shot. This was an interesting idea but I just don't think it paid off. There are still some fun stories including all the trick photography that had to be done on the crop dusting sequence and what Grant was paid when the film went over schedule. Landau offers up a nice story on something that happened when Grant talked to all the cast members except him and there's some nice footage from the film's premiere.

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