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Hitchcock in Rapid City for the filming of North by Northwest

Film director Alfred Hitchcock arriving in Rapid City ahead of the production of “North By Northwest,” late 1950s. -- Courtesy Rapid City Journal

Film director Alfred Hitchcock arriving in Rapid City ahead of the production of “North By Northwest,” late 1950s.

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In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock, the director of movies such as Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds, visited Rapid City to film the iconic Mount Rushmore scene in “North by Northwest” starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint.

Hollywood movie stars Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint on Main Street near Fifth Street in Rapid City shortly after arriving in the area for the film production of Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest,” late 1950s. -- Courtesy Rapid City Journal

Hollywood movie stars Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint on Main Street near Fifth Street in Rapid City shortly after arriving in the area for the film production of Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest,” late 1950s.

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During their time filming at Mt. Rushmore, Cary and Eva spent some time enjoying the sights that Rapid City had to offer.

Visionary movie director Alfred Hitchcock and star Cary Grant on the film production of “North By Northwest” at Mount Rushmore, late 1950s. -- Courtesy Rapid City Journal

Visionary movie director Alfred Hitchcock and star Cary Grant on the film production of “North By Northwest” at Mount Rushmore, late 1950s.

Courtesy Rapid City Journal

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