by Northwest (1959)
Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason & Jessie Royce Landis
by Alfred Hitchcock
New York, USA
Plaza Hotel, Manhattan, New York
City, New York, USA
Although the exterior and lobby of the Plaza Hotel in
New York are seen briefly near the opening of the film, the scene in which
'Cary Grant' is kidnapped from the famous Oak Bar was actually
shot on a sound stage in Hollywood. Presumably this was done because the film required more space in
which to maneuver the VistaVision camera. In reality both the
lobby corridor outside the Oak Bar and the doorway leading into
the bar itself are much narrower than what was built for the film.
The production schedule reveals that this sequence was the first
part of the film to be shot when the production resumed in Hollywood after all of the location filming was completed. (taken from
Avenue & Central Park South
New York City, NY 10019
Plaza Hotel - New York
Oak Room and Bar
Driving directions from LaGuardia Airport:
Take Grand Central Pkwy west to I-278 (Brooklyn-Queens Expy) west.
Exit to SR 25A and bear right onto Queens Plaza N.
Continue on Queensboro Bridge and exit to 2nd Ave south.
Continue off the exit onto 60th St, and turn left on on 5th Ave.
directions from John F. Kennedy International Airport:
Take I-678 (Van Wyck Expy) north to SR 25 west.
Bear left onto Queens Plaza N,
take the Queensboro Bridge and exit to 2nd Ave south.
Continue off the exit onto 60th St, and turn left on 5th Ave.
directions from Newark:
Follow signs to take US1/US 9 north to I-95 (New Jersey Tpke) north (toll road).
Take I-495 to the Lincoln Tunnel and exit to West Side Hwy/40th St.
Turn right on W 40th St, then turn left on Avenue of the Americas.
Turn right on W 59th St and follow it to 5th Ave.
taken from The Plaza’s web site as of 2/04)
Long Island, New York, USA
Old Westbury Gardens (Phipps Estate), Old Westbury, New York, USA
71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Thornhill is taken to the
Townsend’s house when he is kidnapped.
Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury,
New York, between the Long Island Expressway (I-495) and Jericho
Turnpike (New York Route 25), approximately 20 miles east of New
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
First Avenue at 46th Street
New York City, New York, USA
Nations Headquarters, NY, USA
Hitchcock couldn't get permission to film inside the UN, so
footage was made of the interior of the building using a hidden
camera, and the rooms were later recreated on a soundstage. (taken
The United Nations Headquarters in New York is located on First Avenue between 42nd Street and 48th Street.
The Visitors' Entrance is located on First Avenue at 46th Street.
For more information on tours go to: www.un.org/tours
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Grand Central Station
110 E. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
E. 42nd Street Park Avenue
LaSalle Street Station, Downtown, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA
5700 South Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60638
Ambassador East Hotel
1301 N. State Parkway, Near North Side,
Chicago, Illinois, 60610
Omni Ambassador Hotel, Chicago Illinois
directions from O’Hare International Airport:
(taken from the
I-90 East (toward downtown Chicago) joins with I-94; Exit at North
Ave.; Turn Left (East); North Ave. to State Pkwy; Right on State;
Four blocks to Goethe St., Turn Left; Hotel is located immediately
on the left.
Pacific Railroad Tunnel
Santa Susana and Chatsworth, California, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Bakersfield, California, USA
Wasco, California, USA
The site is located north of Bakersfield, outside the towns of Wasco and Delano, near the intersection of Corcoran Road and Garces Highway (155). The actual film
location is just east of that intersection.
Interstate 5, exit at Highway 46 and travel East to Corcoran Road. Turn
left to travel north on Corcoran Road. When you reach
Garces Highway, turn right (east). The
Kern National Wildlife Refuge will be on your
From Highway 99, take the Garces Highway(155) exit West from Delano.
Stay on Garces Highway and you will reach the site just before the road ends at Corcoran Road.
Intersection of Corcoran Road and Garces Highway
Garces Highway, the street of the crop dusting scene
SOUTH DAKOTA, USA
Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, South Dakota, USA
Mt. Rushmore National Monument
scenes were shot at this location, the final chase scene was not
shot on Mt. Rushmore; Alfred Hitchcock couldn't gain permission to shoot an attempted
murder on a national monument. The scene was shot in the studio on
a replica of Mt.Rushmore. Everything is shot carefully, so as to avoid associating the
faces of the monument with the violence. (parts taken from
(taken from the park website):
Rapid City Airport: 35 miles to the memorial from Rapid City Regional Airport.
Car: Visitors traveling on I-90 should exit at Rapid City and follow Highway 16 southwest to Keystone and then Highway 244
to Mount Rushmore. Visitors coming from the south should follow Highway 385 north
to Highway 244, which is the road leading to the memorial.