Front cover image for Vertigo


"Set in San Francisco, James Stewart portrays an acrophobic detective hired to trail a friend's suicidal wife (Kim Novak). After he successfully rescues her from a leap into the bay, he finds himself becoming obsessed with the beautifully troubled woman"--Container
DVD Video, English, 2005
Universal Studios, [U.K.], 2005
Feature films
1 DVD (124 min.)
Extra features: Obsessed with Vertigo
Feature commentary
Cast and filmmakers
Theatrical trailers
Production notes
Psychological thriller. Scottie Ferguson is hired by an old friend to investigate his wife Madeleine's behaviour. Scottie and Madeleine fall in love but Madeleine's death awakens Scottie's paranoia about heights. He later meets a girl, Judy, who resembles Madeleine; he becomes obsessed about her and makes her dress as Madeleine did. However, Scottie begins to realise that Madeleine, her husband and Judy are all connected. [Film Index International]
Film first released in 1958
Based on the novel D'entre les morts by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac
English, German, French, Italian or Spanish soundtrack, subtitles in English, French, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Czech, Slovak, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish
Cast includes: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; screenplay by, Alec Coppel & Samuel Taylor ; music by Bernard Herrmann ; Photography by, Robert Burks ; art direction by, Hal Pereira and Henry Bumstead ; restored by, Robert A. Harris and James C. Katz.