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!
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.