San Francisco police detective Scottie Fergusson develops a fear of heights and is forced to retire when a colleague falls to his death during a chase.
A retired San Francisco detective whose acrophobia resulted in a comrade's death is hired to trail a familiar woman and finds himself falling in love with her. Classic Hitchcock thriller!
For the audience and for acrophobic ex-cop 'Scottie' (James Stewart), the first look at Madeleine (Kim Novak) whose husband Elster (Tom Helmore) has hired him to follow around San Francisco, in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, 1958.
The first quasi-domestic scene for 'Scottie' (James Stewart), a detective who's retired after an incident in the opening sequence, with his not-girlfriend Midge (Barbara Bel Geddes), exposition from Alfred Hitchcock, in Vertigo, 1958.
Ex-cop 'Scottie' Ferguson (James Stewart) grows ever more intrigued as Madeleine (Kim Novak), who he's been hired to follow around San Francisco, demonstrates her interest in long-dead Carlotta, in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, 1958.
Alfred Hitchcock turns things over to composer Bernard Hermann and artist Saul Bass for the opening credit sequence, plus the still remarkably close shot of leading lady Kim Novak, in Vertigo, 1958.
Arguably the first climax in the film, ex-policeman 'Scottie' (James Stewart), hired to track mysterious Madeleine (Kim Novak) and now fascinated, follows her to the Golden Gate Bridge, in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, 1958.
Feature trailer for Vertigo.
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.
Trailer for Vertigo.
A detective tails a cool, glamorous woman around the equally glamorous San Francisco of the 1950s; his fear of heights prevents him from saving her life. Obsessed with the dead woman, he stalks, meets, and manipulates a suspiciously similar-looking, if somewhat lower-class, woman, who inexplicably falls for him even though he demands she change her identity to match his fantasy.
Detective Ferguson saves Madeline from drowning after she jumps in the bay under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Scottie chases Madeline up the mission tower, but it's too late.
Detective Ferguson figures out the plot.
John Ferren's beautifully designed dream sequence depicts Scottie in the the throws of a vertigo nightmare.
Judy agrees to let Scottie change her into Madeline; the woman she resembles.
Scottie's dream at the opening of the film shows him hanging from a roof gutter over the alley below.
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