I caught part of a very interesting program the other night. TCM is re-running some of the old Dick Cavett Shows on their station, and this one had him interviewing Hitchcock. I'm guessing early-mid '70s was when it originally aired. He was a fascinating man and a genius director. Let's face it, we've all been scared at one time or another by his films! This led me to thinking about my favorite Hitchcock movie. I've always been partial to 'North by Northwest'. Even though it doesn't have the terror of some of his other films, like 'Psycho' or 'The Birds', there was a certain something about it that I really enjoyed. The idea of an 'everyman' being mistaken for a spy and thrust unwillingly into international intrigue has a certain appeal. (Plus Eva Marie Saint had such a sexy on-screen presence in that film!).
What's your favorite Hitchcock film and why?