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A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 4 nominations.
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John 'Scottie' Ferguson
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Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton
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Midge Wood
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Gavin Elster
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Coroner
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Scottie's Doctor
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Manager of McKittrick Hotel
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Pop Leibel
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Car Owner Mistaken for Madeleine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Ahdar ...
Priest (uncredited)
Isabel Analla ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Jack Ano ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Margaret Bacon ...
Nun (uncredited)
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Salesman (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ...
Juror (uncredited)
Margaret Brayton ...
Ransohoff's Saleslady (uncredited)
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Capt. Hansen (uncredited)
Boyd Cabeen ...
Diner at Ernie's (uncredited)
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Burglar (uncredited)
Jean Corbett ...
Mrs. Elster (uncredited)
Bruno Della Santina ...
Waiter at Ernie's (uncredited)
Roxann Delman ...
Ransohoff's Model (uncredited)
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Beautician (uncredited)
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Diner at Ernie's (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
Joanne Genthon ...
Carlotta Valdes (uncredited)
Don Giovanni ...
Salesman (uncredited)
Roland Gotti ...
Bartender at Ernie's (uncredited)
Victor Gotti ...
Matire d' at Ernie's (uncredited)
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Policeman on Rooftop (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Stenographer (uncredited)
Buck Harrington ...
Elster's Gateman (uncredited)
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Man Walking Past Elster's Office (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
Art Howard ...
Juror (uncredited)
Catherine Howard ...
Nun (uncredited)
June Jocelyn ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Perk Lazelle ...
Diner at Ernie's (uncredited)
David McElhatton ...
Radio Announcer - European Version Only (uncredited) (voice)
Miliza Milo ...
Saleswoman (uncredited)
Lyle Moraine ...
Patron (uncredited)
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Diner at Ernie's (uncredited)
Julian Petruzzi ...
San Francisco Flower Vendor (uncredited)
Ezelle Poule ...
Older Mistaken Identity (uncredited)
Kathy Reed ...
Patron (uncredited)
William Remick ...
Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Jack Richardson ...
Escort (uncredited)
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Diner at Ernie's (uncredited)
Nina Shipman ...
Woman in Museum Mistaken for Madeleine (uncredited)
Dori Simmons ...
Woman at Ernie's Mistaken for Madeleine (uncredited)
Ed Stevlingson ...
Inquest Attorney (uncredited)
Sara Taft ...
Nun (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

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Alec Coppel ... (screenplay by) &
Samuel A. Taylor ... (screenplay by) (as Samuel Taylor)
 
Pierre Boileau ... (based on the novel "D'Entre Les Morts" by) and
Thomas Narcejac ... (based on the novel "D'Entre Les Morts" by)
 
Maxwell Anderson ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Herbert Coleman ... associate producer
Alfred Hitchcock ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Bernard Herrmann

Cinematography by

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Robert Burks ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George Tomasini

Casting By

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Bert McKay ... unit casting director (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Henry Bumstead
Hal Pereira

Set Decoration by

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Sam Comer
Frank R. McKelvy ... (as Frank McKelvy)

Costume Design by

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Edith Head ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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Nellie Manley ... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor
Florence Avery ... hairdresser (uncredited)
Hazel Keats ... hairdresser (uncredited)
Ben Lane ... makeup artist: Miss Novak (uncredited)
Harry Ray ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Peggy Thomas ... hairdresser (uncredited)
Lenore Weaver ... hairdresser (uncredited)

Production Management

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Frank Caffey ... production manager (uncredited)
Andrew J. Durkus ... unit production manager (uncredited)
C.O. Erickson ... unit production manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick ... assistant unit production manager (uncredited)
Don Robb ... unit production manager: San Francisco (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Daniel McCauley ... assistant director
Ralph Axness ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Cy Brooskin ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Charles C. Coleman ... assistant director: San Francisco (uncredited)
Herbert Coleman ... second unit director: San Francisco (uncredited)
John P. Fulton ... second unit director: back projection (uncredited)
Edward Haldeman ... assistant director (uncredited)
Clem Jones ... assistant director: San Francisco (uncredited)
Frank Kies ... assistant director: San Francisco (uncredited)
Edward Morey Jr. ... assistant director: San Francisco (uncredited)

Art Department

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Saul Bass ... poster designer (uncredited)
Jim Cottrell ... assistant props (uncredited)
Gene Lauritzen ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Dominic Mautino ... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Martin Pendleton ... props (uncredited)
Manlio Sarra ... portrait: Carlotta (uncredited)
Fred Simpfenderfer ... nurseryman (uncredited)
Lee Vasque ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Winston H. Leverett ... sound recordist (as Winston Leverett)
Harold Lewis ... sound recordist
George Dutton ... sound (uncredited)
Nick Gerolimates ... sound cable man (uncredited)
Hayden Hohstadt ... mike grip (uncredited)
Jim Miller ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Bud Parman ... sound boom man (uncredited)
Bert Van Volkenberg ... sound battery man (uncredited)
Bill Wistrom ... sound editor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Farciot Edouart ... process photography
John P. Fulton ... special photographic effects
W. Wallace Kelley ... process photography (as Wallace Kelley)
Paul K. Lerpae ... optical effects (uncredited)
John Whitney Sr. ... motion control designer: title sequence (uncredited)

Stunts

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Polly Burson ... stunts (uncredited)
Jean Corbett ... stunt double: Kim Novak (uncredited)
Ted Mapes ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Perce ... stunt double: James Stewart (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Earl Canter ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Robert Coburn ... still photographer (uncredited)
Earl Crowell ... electrician (uncredited)
John Friedman ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Adolph Froelich ... best boy (uncredited)
Bobby Greene ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Loyal Griggs ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
James Hawley ... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Warren Hoag ... electrician (uncredited)
Vic Jones ... gaffer (uncredited)
Michael P. Joyce ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Fred Kaifer ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
W. Wallace Kelley ... director of photography: back projection (uncredited)
James Knott ... camera operator (uncredited)
Lon Massey ... electrician (uncredited)
Kyme Meade ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Walter Newman ... grip (uncredited)
John Nostri ... grip (uncredited)
Val O'Malley ... camera operator (uncredited)
H. Parsley ... grip (uncredited)
G.E. Richardson ... still photographer (uncredited)
Irmin Roberts ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Gus Ryden ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Leonard J. South ... camera operator (uncredited)
F. Steiner ... electrician (uncredited)
Darrell Turnmire ... company grip (uncredited)
Paul Uhl ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Edward Wahrman ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Weddell ... assistant camera (uncredited)
B. Weiler ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
William Williams ... director of photography: animation (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Olive Long ... secretary: casting director (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Leonard Harris ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Roselle Novello ... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Dario Piazza ... wardrobe: men (uncredited)

Music Department

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Muir Mathieson ... conductor
Leon Birnbaum ... music editor (uncredited)
Bernard Herrmann ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Saul Bass ... titles designer
John Ferren ... special sequence
Richard Mueller ... Technicolor color consultant
Diane Cummings ... photo double (uncredited) / stand-in (uncredited)
Kathleen Fagan ... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
A. Vincent Gerty ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Bill Gray ... production auditor (uncredited)
Robert A. Harris ... producer: 1996 film restoration (uncredited)
Michael Hyatt ... assistant restorationist: 1996 film restoration (uncredited)
James C. Katz ... producer: 1996 film restoration (uncredited)
Frank Kies ... auditor: San Francisco (uncredited)
Luddie Laine ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Al Peterson ... craft service (uncredited)
Peggy Robertson ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Art Sarno ... publicist (uncredited)
Anita Speer ... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Herb Steinberg ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Dolores Stockton ... secretary: Mr. Coleman (uncredited)
Constance Willis ... script supervisor: San Francisco (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

John "Scottie" Ferguson is a retired San Francisco police detective who suffers from acrophobia and Madeleine is the lady who leads him to high places. A wealthy shipbuilder who is an acquaintance from college days approaches Scottie and asks him to follow his beautiful wife, Madeleine. He fears she is going insane, maybe even contemplating suicide, he believes she is possessed by a dead ancestor. Scottie is skeptical, but agrees after he sees the beautiful Madeleine. Written by filmfactsman

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Taglines A Hitchcock thriller. You should see it from the beginning! See more »
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Also Known As
  • From Among the Dead (United States)
  • Darkling I Listen (United States)
  • Illicit Darkening (United States)
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (United States)
  • 'Vertigo' (United States)
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Runtime
  • 128 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,479,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,486,818, 22 Nov 1996

Did You Know?

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Trivia The opening title sequence designed by Saul Bass makes this the first film to use computer graphics. See more »
Goofs Both times the main characters drive to the old mission, the wide shots show them driving on the right side of the road. However, all shots inside the car show them driving on the left side of the road. This is because the US 101 - where filming took place - near San Juan Bautista is split, with two lanes in each direction, by a grove of Eucalyptus trees. The film shows only one of the road's directions, giving the appearance that Scottie and Madeleine are driving on the wrong side of the road. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une histoire seule (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Symphony No. 34 in C K. 338, 2nd Movement, Andante di Molto (piu tosto allegretto) See more »
Crazy Credits The opening Paramount logo is in black and white while the rest of the film, including the closing Paramount logo, is in Technicolor. See more »
Quotes Madeleine: Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere.
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