• 1958
  • Approved
  • 128 min
  • USA
  • mystery, romance, thriller

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor

Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones

An unpredictable scary thriller that doubles as a mournful meditation on love, loss, and human comfort.

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Main Cast


Tagline: Alfred Hitchcock engulfs you in a whirlpool of terror and tension!

Motion Picture Rating: Approved

Genres: mystery, romance, thriller

Keywords: san francisco, sense of guilt, bachelor, obsession, love of one's life, vertigo, museum, necklace, grave, plan, painting, film noir

Categories: phobia, police detective, haunted by the past, mysterious woman, san francisco california, lost love, obsession, bookshop, private eye, sense of guilt, golden gate bridge, vertigo, reliving the past


Producer: Alfred Hitchcock, James C. Katz

Editor: George Tomasini

Director of photography: Robert Burks

Original music composer: Bernard Herrmann

Costume design: Edith Head

Associate producer: Herbert Coleman

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 128 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Sound Mix: Mono

Aspect Ratio: 1.50 : 1

Color: Color (Technicolor)