Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1958 • United States
Starring James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO has been recognized as the director’s most spellbinding and deeply personal achievement—and as one of the greatest films ever made. James Stewart reteams with the Master of Suspense to play an acrophobic detective who falls in love with a tortured, beautiful woman (Kim Novak) he is hired to surveil. His ensuing lapse into obsession and desperation is the stuff of cinematic legend. Using the elegant San Francisco locations to haunting effect, this timeless masterwork transcends mystery-thriller conventions to reach dizzying heights of anguished expression.