Alfred Hitchcock fashioned a stylish, heart-pounding thriller in this 1959 movie featuring handsome matinee idol Cary Grant.  Grant plays Roger Thornhill, a Madison Avenue ad executive who is mistaken for a mysterious  “George Kaplan”. Kaplan doesn’t exist and that spells trouble for Grant, as he is kidnapped, roughed up, and chased by a machine-gunning crop plane in a  cornfield.  The movie’s two spies are played by Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The memorable climax takes place across  stone faces of American presidents on Mt. Rushmore.A to Z No. by No.W poster 3-29-2013

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