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Year: 1958

Original Title: Vertigo

Country: USA

Length: 128 minutes

Genre: Crime, Mistery, Romance

Studios: Paramount Pictures

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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 24 1958

United States: May 09 1958

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Ranking: 7,633 out of 14,177 movies (up 965)

Ranked #315 in list 'The best movies ever'

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Plot

Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) is a police detective who leaves the body when a colleague falls from a ledge while they were pursuing a criminal. Some time later, a call from an old friend of him, with whom he studied in school, Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore), which asks him to watch his wife Madeleine (Kim Novak) will make him to feel detective again. Madeleine is a beautiful woman who is depressed, and also believed to be possessed by her great-grandmother. The most acclaimed film by Alfred Hitchcock with 'Psycho'. In fact in 2012 it was declared the best movie of all time. However, in 1959 it was nominated for only two Oscars, for best art direction and best sound.

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Cast Vertigo

Kim Novak

Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton

James Stewart

John 'Scottie' Ferguson

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Trivia Vertigo

First ever film to use computer graphics, in some of the the sequences done by Saul Bass. The famous actress does not speak a single word until more than a third into the movie. Poorly received by critics, the film is now considered one of Hitchcock´s masterpieces and one of the best films in history. It is the best movie ever for 'Sight and Sound' magazine.

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