Daily News from New York, New York on August 7, 1959 · 437
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Hftchcock crt Best on Music Hall Screen By KATE CAMERON Alfred Hitchcock, master of th suspense technique, is back in the groove he created for himself with many top thrillers for the screen before becoming too absorbed in the manner rather than the matter of his presentations. With the introduction of "North by Northwest" on the Music Hall .screen, the brilliant director has outdone himself by piling thrill on thrill for the delectation of an enraptured audience. Hitchcock's Technicolor camera keeps a close eye on Cary Grant throughout the film. He represents a Madison Avenue advertising executive who becomes involved in a curious and mysterious set of adventures that take him across country YOUR IAST CHAIICE TO SEE UlflOPAriORAf.lA! "GREAT IS NY COUNTRY trough! Back By Popular Demand! SHOW TIMES. 12. 3:40. 7:20. 11:00 s P,u THI EXCHAMTED 180" SHOW TIMES. WO. 5:30. 9:10 both in - SOVCOLOR , TRACK . STKRCOmONIC SOUNO MAY FAIR AM. COMOTIOMCO To AVC 47m ST CIS9B00 MICES $1.00 ft $1.50 AT ALL TIMES CHILDREN & SERVICEMEN S0C AT All TIMES Academy Award Champ. 9 Awards "Beat Pictura" 9nrl YFARI ! SUTTON Je, MGM 8 9J -t- prf. A St. at (T fe 11 3J. 1.30. 3 30. 0 30. 7 30. 30. C Reaular Prices plaza v-mii Cijvi -a- I'"'- PARAMOUNT TsT- 3th BOG 4 hi if - JjM.tZjrr, ,, -M,. Is . fi7 mm in slt- 9 fat I a 1 I est. A UilSiaaff J "OVAK MARCH iiiiiirilV) wjmm wy,,, FORUM (formerly ODEON) ROADWAY 4Hh ST. PI 7 1?01 Doors open 9:30 A.M. from New York to Chicago and thence to a sensational climax at Mount Kushmore in South Dakota. ROGER THORNHILL'S headlong flight from New York begins when he becomes a victim of mistaken identity by a couple of strong-armed men, acting for an alien agent. He is whisked from a rendezvous in the Plaza Hotel's Oak Room to an estate on Long Island, where he is held prisoner, then forced to drink bourbon until he is drunk. He comes to himself driving a car in which he barely escapes death. Thornhill's story is doubted by the police. In trying to unravel Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint the mystery himself, he becomes involved in one dangerous episode after another, including murder and falling in love with his pur suer s mistress. Except for the tarnished love story, Hitchcock's chase, through the Flaza and the UN Building to Chicago via New York Central's crack, train, the 20th Century Limited, to the environs of the famous sculptured heads on Mount Rushmore, is a brilliant and glittering piece of cinema en tertainment. THE DIRECTOR HAS kept a taut rein on his players, except during the love scenes, when he let them take their loose course, and has given reasonable excuses for his characters' movements in a deadly game of hare and hounds. Hitchcock produced and direct ed the thrnler for MGM from an original screen play by Ernest Lehman, with a supporting cast headed by Oscar winner Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll, Martin Landau, Philip Ober and Josephine Hutchinson, all lending their special talents to the effectiveness of the thriller. With "North by Northwest," Grant has completed four star ring roles for Hitchcock, as he played opposite Grace Kelly in "To Catch A Thief" and had In-grid Bergman and Joan Fontaine as his co-stars in Hitchcock's "Notorious" and "Suspicion." While this is liitchcock s first picture for MGM, its executives hope to jjet him for another after he fulfills his committment to Paramount. Russell Markert's stage revue. "Summer Festival," is climaxed by a dazzling spectacle called WEEKl KIM FREDRIC TRANS-lUX 52no ON Lt KING ION 3 2434 futat m 12 m. 2 . 14 i n. u 31 "North by Northwest," an MGM Vistavision-Technicolor release, produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, from a screen play by Ernest Lehman. ' Presented at Radio City Music Hall. Running time: 2 hours, 16 minutes. THE CAST: . Rocer Thomhill Cary Grant Eve KendalL. Eva Marie Sam I PhiliD Vandamrj Jamea Mason Clara ThornhUl Jessie Royce Liiutii t"l""r i U. Carroll Lester TownsendPhilip Ober "Serenade to the Stars," in which the Rockettes, the Corps de Ballet, the Choraleers and the Du-quaines participate. Kirby Jane Mooney, a coed of the University of Houston, made her stage COLISEUM HAMILTON 23rd ST. 58Stat3AYL 86th ST. REGENT AIHAMRRA I BRONX 1 k a., a KUTAJL FORDHAM CHESTER FRANKLIN CASTLE HILL MARBLE HILL WESTCHCSTEft MT. VERNON NEW ROCH. WHITE PLAINS YONKERS 'BROOKLYN KENMORE DYKER PROSPECT TILYOU MADISON BUSHWICK GREENPOINT. OUEENS ALDFN jAMAif a ALL KEITH'S FtOSHINC KEITHS HILL STRAND 1 llUll TONIGHT! !. o ) mL UiaiUATTtsl MT- . I ulllP II I M J sa Ml. . M-M MANHATTAN REPOBLIC I- J. Broad'. SAVOY EARL LYRIC-42 ST. STADIUM IUX0R BEACON WALKER Inferbar. Soro, BILTMORE DELUXE ACADEMY c.-w nllttut . , . NEMO AVALCN QUEENS & L.I. RIVERSIDE MARINE Ce"r1. Llggeft b Florin loew's GROVE, Freeport TRIBUNE BORO PARK PLAINVIEW independent man,- QUEENS, Queens Village NEW DYCKMAN J? fr.d.nt.of BROOKLYN DAVID MARCUS FARMINGMLE oiidTore PARK PLAZA Iaros AMBASSADOR . PELHAM ASTORIA DUFFIELD irondt-s BEACON, Pt Washington EMBASSY LACONIA BOULEVARD, Jackson His. MARBORO MELBA LYNBRCCK debut as a featured trumpet soloist - with - the Music Hall's Symphony Orchestra, under Raymond Paige's direction. First Editions of 'Ben Hur" Sought Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer has launched a search for first editions of Gen. Lew Wallace's "Ben-Hur," hoping to buy or borrow them for special displays that will tour the country in connection with openings of the film, set for a world premiere at Loew's State Theatre .11 'T II,,.." nr.. At i ii law ibu. Acit-AXUA t j Alio. published by Harper's in 1880 with a floral design cover. The inscription, dedicating the book to Mrs. Wallace, read: "To the Wife ' - fr - fr uirect '-OIL. VII 6 - f Hff W M i ff H i m . MM L was noescapelJ FAY IV 1 t "jplus 2nd NEW THRILL HIT'.L HEW AMAZINg SCIENCE-FICTION I ALSO AT THESE THEATRES ALL OVER THIS AREA of My Youth." Maay people at the time thought that den. Wallace had lost his wife and remarried. To clear up the misconception, Wallace changed the inscription in the ensuing editions so that it read: "To the Wife of My Youth, Who Still Abides With Me." McQueen In Town Steve McQueen, who co-stars with Frank Sinatra and Gina Lollobrigida in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "Never So Few," has arrived in New York after completing his role in the film. The actor is one of the new screen personalities being introduced this year by MGM in a policy of lining up promising young actors. - fr V2 5s; rrom i weexs f on Broadway nilias t UKbUUKY) k ItD ARTISTS Picture f MIDWAY, Forest Hills CALDERONE, Hempstead SQUIRE, Great Neck SUNNYSIDE, Woodside KuqoH b Meeker LAUREL, long Beach Inferboro UMWOOD, Elmhurst (starts today) Rondforca MASPETH (starts torn) STATEN ISLAND FabloH PARAMOUNT, Stapleton WESTCHESTER Skoura CAPITOL, Port Chester CO w in 1 2 5 a a a in H i -t"j - , .

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