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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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Additional Details

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 »
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References Spellbound (1945)See more »


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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Interesting but not fascinating, 19 July 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Eva Marie Saint introduces a recollection of the making of the film North By Northwest. Going through shooting and the film launch a small collection of those involved and family recall what Hitchcock was like and how the film was made.

Given that few of the original cast were involved (two) and outside of them we have the screen writer, the production designer and Hitchcock's daughter, I was quite wary of how good this would be. Indeed at times it is very weak – and seems to rely on Saint too much. However there is plenty of interesting material here and most of the stories.

Saint is an OK host but a couple of comments hint at more dirt that she lets on – she comments on the fact that the studio didn't give the cast their own headgear by saying `of course…..' and things like that. Pat Hitchcock is OK but really only has personal asides. Likewise Boyle, Lehman and Landau only have the odd bit of interesting information to tell. However Saint's narration has plenty of good anecdotes and keeps the interest easily.

Overall this manages to be interesting if not earth shattering despite the lack of interviewees available.

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