North By Northwest Original Movie Poster. 1959. Linen Backed
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this 1959 spy thriller is considered one of the greatest films of all time. Screenwriter Ernest Lehman claimed he wanted to write "the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures," and North by Northwest certainly did not disappoint as one of the most essential of Hitchcock films. It is currently ranked #4 on the American Film Institutes 100 Most Thrilling American Films
This Hollywood classic follows advertising executive Roger Thornhill, played by the great Cary Grant, who lives a normal life until he is suddenly mistaken for a government agent and chased around the country by foreign spies. Upon its release, New York Times film critic A. H. Weiler made it a "Critic's Pick" and claimed it was the "year's most scenic, intriguing and merriest chase."
Grant, named the second Greatest American Screen Legend on a list compiled by the American Film Institution, stars along the great Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. Said Weiler of the two leads (Grant and Saint):
Cary Grant, a veteran member of the Hitchcock acting varsity, was never more at home than in this role of the advertising-man-on-the-lam. He handles the grimaces, the surprised look, the quick smile, ... and all the derring-do with professional aplomb and grace. In casting Eva Marie Saint as his romantic vis- -vis, Mr. Hitchcock has plumbed some talents not shown by the actress heretofore. Although she is seemingly a hard, designing type, she also emerges both the sweet heroine and a glamorous charmer.
Offered is an original one-sheet movie poster from North by Northwests release in 1959. Measuring 27 x 41, it comes in near mint to mint condition and has been professionally linen backed to preserve its condition and integrity for the future.
Movie posters were sent by studios to local theaters, free of charge, and were used for display purposes while the movie was featured. Once the movie ran its course (just weeks perhaps) the posters were either discarded or returned to the studio to be destroyed. In essence, they were ephemeral. They had a short "shelf life" and therefore made of the thinnest and least durable paper. Hence, few survive today in reasonably nice condition. This one miraculously survived and it's a beauty.
An outstanding piece of American Entertainment, this is an absolute must for your prized Hitchcock collection!