North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock (USA, 1959, 136 min.). In this classic caper/thriller, Cary Grant stars as a hapless New York advertising agent who is mistaken for an undercover federal agent and terrorized by foreign spies. What follows is a cinematic study in cold war anxieties, identity crises, and the dissolution of American ideals. This fourth and final pairing of Grant and Hitchcock culminates in the climactic scene where our “wrong man” hero and his femme fatale cling perilously to the face of 

Mount Rushmore.