Vertigo

Vertigo (1958)

8.3 336,580
PG
2h 8min
Mystery Romance Thriller

A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

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Vertigo (1958)

8.3 336,580
PG
2h 8min
Mystery Romance Thriller

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Alec Coppel Samuel A. Taylor

Stars: James Stewart Kim Novak Barbara Bel Geddes

StoryLine

Following his early retirement as a detective from the San Francisco Police Department, John Ferguson - Scottie to his friends - becomes obsessed with two women in succession, those obsessions which trouble his long time friend and former fiancée, Midge Wood, a designer of women's undergarments. The first is wealthy and elegant platinum blonde Madeleine Elster, the wife of his college acquaintance Gavin Elster, who hires John to follow her in Gavin's belief that she may be a danger to herself in thinking that she has recently been possessed by the spirit of Carlotta Valdes, Madeleine's great-grandmother who she knows nothing about, but who Gavin knows committed suicide in being mentally unbalanced when she was twenty-six, Madeleine's current age. The second is Judy Barton, who John spots on the street one day. Judy is a working class girl, but what makes John obsessed with her is that, despite her working class style and her brunette hair, she is the spitting image of Madeleine, into ...

Cast

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Alec Coppel Samuel A. Taylor

Actors

  • James Stewart

    James Stewart

    John 'Scottie' Ferguson
  • Kim Novak

    Kim Novak

    Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton
  • Barbara Bel Geddes

    Barbara Bel Geddes

    Midge Wood
  • Tom Helmore

    Tom Helmore

    Gavin Elster
  • Henry Jones

    Henry Jones

    Coroner
  • Raymond Bailey

    Raymond Bailey

    Scottie's Doctor
  • Ellen Corby

    Ellen Corby

    Manager of McKittrick Hotel
  • Konstantin Shayne

    Konstantin Shayne

    Pop Leibel
  • Lee Patrick

    Lee Patrick

    Car Owner Mistaken Madeleiner

Details

Genres
Mystery Romance Thriller
Country
USA
Languages
English
Filming Locations
Union St & Montgomery St, San Francisco, California, USA
Also Known As
Darkling I Listen
Budget
$2,479,000
Gross
$7,796,389
Sound Mix
Mono
Color
Color
Aspect Ratio
1.50 : 1
Production Company
Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
Taglines
The romantic suspense of "To Catch a Thief"
Plot Keywords
romantic obsession
vertigo
1950s
acrophobia
san francisco bay