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A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

  1. Samuel A. Taylor


  2. Alec Coppel


  3. Thomas Narcejac


  4. Pierre Boileau


  5. Alfred Hitchcock


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  1. James Stewart

    James Stewart

    Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson

  2. Kim Novak

    Kim Novak

    Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton

  3. Barbara Bel Geddes

    Barbara Bel Geddes

    Marjorie 'Midge' Wood

  4. Tom Helmore

    Tom Helmore

    Gavin Elster

  5. Henry Jones

    Henry Jones


  6. Raymond Bailey

    Raymond Bailey

    Scottie's doctor

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 8m

Budget $2,479,000.00

Revenue $28,000,000.00

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Release Information

  • May 9, 1958
  • May 28, 1958
    PG, Theatrical



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A review by Eky

By Eky

All I know, this film wasn’t so successful at first and this probably because the audience didn’t expect a film so dark and claustrophobic. Vertigo was so strange already from the beginning because of its surreal and nightmarish atmosphere. I bow to Hitchcock in his creativity in visualizing Jimmy Stewart’s acrophobia by implementing one of the oldest cinematography techniques, using zoom lens as it zooms in while the object moves away, emphasizing his terrified feeling and insecurity whenever he’s at a particular height due to a chronic vertigo he suffers. As always, the film director’s cameo... read the rest.

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