A detective (James Stewart) tails a cool, glamorous woman around the equally glamorous San Francisco of the 1950s; his fear of heights prevents him from saving her life. Obsessed with the dead woman, he stalks, meets, and manipulates a suspiciously similar-looking, if somewhat lower-class, woman (Kim Novak), who inexplicably falls for him even though he demands she change her identity to match his fantasy. Vertigo is an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, in Technicolor as lurid as its plot. The film is based on the novel D'Entre les Morts by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac.
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones, Raymond Bailey, Ellen Corby, Konstantin Shayne, Lee Patrick