Vertigo (1958)

PG   |    |  Mystery, Romance, Thriller


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A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

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  • "Vertigo" Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock 1958 Paramount
  • James Stewart and Kim Novak in Vertigo (1958)
  • Kim Novak in Vertigo (1958)
  • "Vertigo" Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock 1958 Paramount
  • "Vertigo" Alfred Hitchcock and daughter Patricia 1958 Paramount

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Trivia

The original source material for this movie was the French novel "D'entre Les Morts" and the action was set in Paris. Sir Alfred Hitchcock changed the setting to San Francisco, a city well known for its unique topography and hilly landscape, in order to add a further torment to Scottie's life, and emphasize the debilitating nature of his vertigo and acrophobia.


Quotes

Officer on rooftop: Give me your hand. Give me your hand.


Goofs

When Scottie and Judy go shopping at Ransohoff's, a clerk comments that a nearby model wears Judy's dress size. The model is at least four dress sizes smaller than Judy; it's surprising that an experienced clerk would make such a mistake.


Crazy Credits

The opening Paramount logo is in black and white while the rest of the film, including the closing Paramount logo, is in Technicolor.


Alternate Versions

An entirely new audio track was created for the 1996 re-release using modern recordings and mixed in DTS surround sound. New elements not present in the original film were added and several important details (such as creaky roof tiles) were omitted. This was the version used on all subsequent theatrical re-issues, home video releases and television broadcasts until 2012, when Universal made a DTS soundtrack retaining the original sound effects.


Soundtracks

Symphony No. 34 in C K. 338, 2nd Movement, Andante di Molto (piu tosto allegretto)
(uncredited)
Composed by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Played as 'cue 10B' on a record in the psychiatric ward

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Genres

Mystery | Romance | Thriller

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