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John 'Scottie' Ferguson (Character)
from Vertigo (1958)

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Vertigo -- San Francisco police detective Scottie Fergusson develops a fear of heights and is forced to retire when a colleague falls to his death during a chase.
Vertigo -- A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
Vertigo -- Clip: You Believe I Love You?

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Detective John "Scottie" Ferguson


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  1. Vertigo (1958) Played by James Stewart
    ... aka "Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title), USA (complete title)
    ... aka "'Vertigo'" - USA (poster title)
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  1. Obsessed with Vertigo (1997) (TV) Played by James Stewart (as Detective John "Scottie" Ferguson)

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From Vertigo (1958)
Gavin Elster: She'll be talking to me about something. Suddenly the words fade into silence. A cloud comes into her eyes and they go blank. She's somewhere else, away from me, someone I don't know. I call her, she doesn't even hear me. Then, with a long sigh, she's back. Looks at me brightly, doesn't even know she's been away, can't tell me where or when.
Scottie: How often does this happen?
Gavin Elster: More and more in the past few weeks. And she wanders - God knows where she wanders. I followed her one day, watched her coming out of the apartment, someone I didn't know. She even walked a different way. Got into her car and drove off to Golden Gate Park...
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