Browning Cinema

Vertigo (1958)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Vertigo Learning Beyond the Classics
Learning Beyond the Classics
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
With James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
Rated PG, 128 minutes, 35mm

Having recently replaced Citizen Kane as the greatest film ever made in the lauded Sight & Sound critics’ poll, Vertigo has become widely revered and influential after a rather tepid initial reception.

John "Scottie" Ferguson (James Stewart) once walked the beat in San Francisco, but his cop days are far behind him. A wealthy shipbuilder, Galvin Elster (Tom Helmore)—an acquaintance from his college days—approaches Scottie and asks him to follow his beautiful wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak). Elster fears she is going insane, maybe even contemplating suicide, as he believes she has been possessed by a dead ancestor who committed suicide. Scottie is skeptical, but agrees to the assignment after he sees the beautiful Madeleine. Complicating his new case is that Madeleine is acrophilic and Scottie really, really dislikes heights.

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