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A Hitchcock thriller. You should see it from the beginning!: "Vertigo" (1958), a film by Alfred Hitchcock

Posted by Theia - Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

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Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones and Raymond Bailey, «Vertigo» (also known as "Aus dem Reich der Toten", "Donna che visse due volte, La", "Listen Darkling") is a Drama/Mystery/Thriller/Romance film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and written by Pierre Boileau, Alec Coppel, Thomas Narcejac and Samuel A. Taylor, released in the USA on May 09 of 1958.

Storyline:
Detective John "Scottie" Ferguson (James Stewart) develops acrophobia (the fear of heights) after he witnesses a police officer (Fred Graham), whom he tried to save, fall to his death during a police chase across the rooftops of San Francisco. After the incident, Scottie decides to retire from police work, but a college acquaintance named Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore) hires Scottie as a private investigator to decipher the peculiar behavior of his wife, Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak). Scottie follows Madeleine as she visits the grave, the former home and the museum portrait of a dead woman named Carlotta Valdes. Scottie learns that Carlotta Valdes had a tragic life that ended in suicide and that she was Madeleine's great-grandmother. After following Madeleine to Fort Point, Scottie sees Madeleine jump into San Francisco Bay next to the Golden Gate Bridge. Scottie rescues her and takes her to his home to recover. Madeleine eventually confesses that she feels like she may be going insane and [...]

James Stewart and Kim Novak in Vertigo (1958)
James Stewart and Kim Novak in Vertigo (1958)

James Stewart and Kim Novak in Vertigo (1958)
James Stewart and Kim Novak in Vertigo (1958)

Kim Novak and James Stewart in Vertigo (1958)
Kim Novak and James Stewart in Vertigo (1958)

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

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James Stewart as Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson in Vertigo (1958)
James Stewart as Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson in Vertigo (1958)

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James Stewart as Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson in Vertigo (1958)
James Stewart as Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson in Vertigo (1958)

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James Stewart as Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson in Vertigo (1958)
James Stewart as Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson in Vertigo (1958)

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