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Vertigo 1958 PG

128 mins USA Director. Alfred Hitchcock

In Hitchcock’s unflinchingly dark and tragic study of obsession, acrophobic ex-cop Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) compulsively remodels Judy Barton (Kim Novak) in the image of his dead love Madeleine Elster (also Novak).

Though at first the film was criticised for giving away the plot twist halfway through, it has since won classic status as a hallucinatory fable about the instability of desire, and in 2012 became the film to pip Citizen Kane to the top position in Sight and Sound's prestigious Greatest Films poll.

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Directed by

Alfred Hitchcock


James Stewart

Kim Novak


Classics Thriller


Sight and Sound Greatest Films Poll Hitchcock Collection Fatal Attractions Love Based on the Book… Closed Captions


PG Contains mild threat and references to suicide







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