Release Date: May 1958
Duration (in mins): 120, 123-124 or 126-128
James Stewart (John "Scottie" Ferguson)
Kim Novak (Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton)
Barbara Bel Geddes (Midge Wood)
Tom Helmore (Gavin Elster)
Henry Jones (Official)
Alfred Hitchcock (Dir)
Alec Coppel (Scr)
Samuel Taylor (Scr)
Alfred Hitchcock (Prod)
Herbert Coleman (Assoc prod)
Distribution Paramount Pictures Corp.
Production Paramount Pictures Corp.
San Francisco police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson is forced to retire after he is involved in a rooftop chase and his acrophobia and accompanying vertigo leads to the death of a fellow officer. Although Scottie hopes to overcome his phobia, his longtime friend, Midge Wood, an artist who is in love with him, cautions him that only a severe emotional shock might snap him out of it. One day, Scottie tells Midge that he has been contacted by Gavin Elster, an old college friend. Scottie meets wi...