North by Northwest is a 1959 American thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman. North by Northwest is a tale of mistaken identity, with an innocent man pursued across the United States by agents of a mysterious organization who want to stop his interference in their plans to smuggle out microfilm containing government secrets.
The Vandamm House from North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock), built in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright in Culver City by MGM set designers. Production Design Robert Boyle. Art Direction William Horning& Merrill Pye. Set Decoration Henry Grace, Frank McKelvy.