This melodramatic 1958 thriller from Hitchcock caused a furor among many of its critics. They yelled “foul” because the master of suspense revealed the solution to the mystery in the middle of the film. In the story, Scottie Ferguson, an ex-cop, suffers from extreme acrophobia caused by seeing a fellow officer fall to his death from a high San Francisco rooftop. Scottie is asked to follow a friend’s wife to see if she is losing her mind or is possibly being haunted by a dead woman’s spirit. Scotti falls for the wife and this leads to a series of deadly consequences. The movie starred James Stewart and Kim Novak.

Vertigo poster  3-31-2013

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