Roger Thornhill gets mistaken for someone named George Kaplan. This simple mistake will cause Roger many problems. Notice how he is put in the back seat of the car between two henchmen. We've seen in another movie - On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Listen to our podcast on North by Northwest where we go into more detail about this car ride.
A great spy movie needs great scenery. Check out this clip of Roger & Eve as they try to escape Leonard (Martin Landau) on Mount Rushmore. Again, great tension, great anticipation, great photography - the hallmarks of a Hitchcock film, and this spy film! We will see lots of Bond films with great fight scenes taking place in perilous places - some of that began here.