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Vertigo (9-May-1958)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Alec Coppel; Samuel Taylor

From novel: d'Entre les Morts by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac

Music by: Bernard Herrmann

Keywords: Thriller, Nuns, San Francisco

Jimmy Stewart plays Scottie Ferguson, a San Francisco police detective on disability, suffering acrophobia after a traumatic incident. He is hired by a college friend to follow his wife Madeleine, whom he says is coming under the influence of her deceased great grandmother. Received Oscar nominations for Best Set Decoration and Best Sound. Entered 1989 into the National Film Registry. Vertigo underwent a major restoration effort in 1996.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Raymond Bailey
6-May-1904 15-Apr-1980 Milburn on Beverly Hillbillies
Barbara Bel Geddes
31-Oct-1922 8-Aug-2005 Miss Ellie on Dallas
Ellen Corby
3-Jun-1911 14-Apr-1999 Grandma on The Waltons
Tom Helmore
4-Jan-1904 12-Sep-1995 Vertigo
Henry Jones
1-Aug-1912 17-May-1999 The Bad Seed
Kim Novak
13-Feb-1933   Vertigo doppelganger
Lee Patrick
22-Nov-1901 21-Nov-1982 Henrietta Topper on Topper
Jimmy Stewart
20-May-1908 2-Jul-1997 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


Jimmy Stewart   ...   John "Scottie" Ferguson (detective)
Kim Novak   ...   Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton
Barbara Bel Geddes   ...   Midge Wood
Tom Helmore   ...   Gavin Elster
Henry Jones   ...   Coroner
Raymond Bailey   ...   Doctor
Ellen Corby   ...   Hotel Manager
Konstantin Shayne   ...   Pop Leibel
Lee Patrick   ...   Mistaken Identity


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