Film Details



VERTIGO
Release Date: May 1958
Duration (in mins): 120, 123-124 or 126-128
Cast:
James Stewart (John "Scottie" Ferguson)
Kim Novak (Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton)
Barbara Bel Geddes (Midge Wood)
Tom Helmore (Gavin Elster)
Henry Jones (Official)
Director:
Alfred Hitchcock (Dir)
Daniel McCauley
Writer:
Alec Coppel (Scr)
Samuel Taylor (Scr)
Producer:
Alfred Hitchcock (Prod)
Herbert Coleman (Assoc prod)
Distribution
Company:
Paramount Pictures Corp.
Production
Company:
Paramount Pictures Corp.
Summary:
San Francisco police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson is forced to retire after he is involved in a rooftop chase and his acrophobia and accompanying vertigo leads to the death of a fellow officer. Although Scottie hopes to overcome his phobia, his longtime friend, Midge Wood, an artist who is in love with him, cautions him that only a severe emotional shock might snap him out of it. One day, Scottie tells Midge that he has been contacted by Gavin Elster, an old college friend. Scottie meets wi...