Vertigo

United States, 1958

Film
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Arguably one of Hitchcock’s greatest films, “Vertigo” is a tense and riveting film about obsession, desire and betrayal. James Stewart plays a cop, with a fear of heights, who is hired to keep an eye on the wife (Kim Novak) of an old friend. He falls in love with her and her tragic death haunts him until he meets another woman who reminds him of her. His obsession with remodelling his new love into the image of the dead woman leads him further and further into a sinister nightmare world in which nothing and no-one is who they seem. With Barbara Bel Geddes and with ravishing production credits. Based on “D’Entre les Mortes” by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.

Credits

producer/director

Alfred Hitchcock

production company

Universal Pictures

Language

English

Duration

02:02:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38690

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Detective and mystery films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Love

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Obsessive-compulsive neurosis

Romance

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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