Kim Novak as Madeleine Elster-Judy Barton in Vertigo (1958)

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"Vertigo" Restored version © 1996 Leland H. Faust, Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell and Kathleen O'Connell Fiala, Trustees under the Alfred J. Hitchcock Trust

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Photo of Kim Novak, who portrays "Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton" in "Vertigo" (1958). This picture is coming from the official trailer available for "Vertigo", as advised by the submitter.

Kim Novak is an American actress, and costume designer.

As an actress, Kim Novak has been seen in movies such as "Kiss Me, Stupid", released in 1964 playing Polly the Pistol, "The Children" (1990) (character: Rose Sellars), "The Man with the Golden Arm" (1955) (character: Molly), "The White Buffalo" (1977) in which she plays Mrs. Poker Jenny Schermerhorn, "Pepe" (1960), and "Of Human Bondage" (1964) in which she plays Mildred Rogers.

About "Vertigo":

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and written by Samuel A. Taylor (screenplay), Alec Coppel (screenplay), Pierre Boileau (novel "...d'Entre les Morts") and Thomas Narcejac (novel "...d'Entre les Morts"), "Vertigo" (also known as "Aus dem Reich der Toten", "Donna che visse due volte, La", "Listen Darkling") is a Drama/Mystery/Thriller/Romance film, released on May 09 of 1958 in the USA . James Stewart (Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson) is starring, alongside Kim Novak (Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton), Barbara Bel Geddes (Marjorie 'Midge' Wood), Tom Helmore (Gavin Elster), Henry Jones (Coroner) and Raymond Bailey (Scottie's doctor).

Here are some memorable quotes from "Vertigo"
{ to Midge }
I always said you were wasting your time in the underwear department.(/"Detective John 'Scottie" Ferguson")
The things that spell San Francisco to me are disappearing fast..I should have liked to have lived here then - color, excitement, power, freedom.(Tom Helmore as "Gavin Elster")
Sorry Scottie, that was rotten. He had no right to speak to you like that. It was my responsibility. I shouldn't have got you involved. No, there's nothing you have to say to me. I'm getting out Scottie, for good. I can't stay here. I'm going to wind up her affairs, and mine, and get away as far as I can. Europe perhaps. I probably never will come back. Goodbye, Scottie. If there's anything I can do for you before I go? There's no way for them to understand. You and I know who killed Madeleine.("Gavin Elster"/Tom Helmore)

As an actress, Barbara Bel Geddes has performed in movies such as "Fourteen Hours", released in 1951 in which she portrays Virginia Foster, "I Remember Mama" (1948) portraying Katrin Hanson, "Summertree" (1971) in which she plays Ruth, "The Long Night" (1947) in which she portrays Jo Ann.

As an actor, Henry Jones has been seen in movies such as "Dirty Dingus Magee", released in 1970 as Rev. Green, "The Grifters" (1990) playing Simms, "Napoleon and Samantha" (1972) in which he plays Mr. Gutteridge, "Stay Away, Joe" (1968) playing Hy Slager, "Dick Tracy" (1990), and "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" (1957) (character: Henry Rufus).

A little more about Alfred Hitchcock (director):

Alfred Hitchcock was an English director, actor, producer, screenwriter, and writer. Alfred Hitchcock has directed movies such as "North by Northwest", released in 1959, "Suspicion" (1941), "Murder!" (1930), "Dial M for Murder" (1954), "The Trouble with Harry" (1955), and "Saboteur" (1942).

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Source: The Official Trailer.

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