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Desson Howe - Weekend section, "Alfred Hitchcock’s surrealistic 1958 masterpiece."


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'Vertigo'

James Stewart plays a detective who has left the police force because his fear of heights has caused, he believes, a tragedy. When an old college friend summons him to investigate the eccentric actions of his psychologically perplexing wife (Kim Novak), Stewart’s life takes a new, obsessive course from which he never recovers. -- Desson Howe
Rated PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: James Stewart; Kim Novak;
Barbara Bel Geddes; Tom Helmore;
Henry Jones
Running Time: 2 hours, 7 minutes
Filmography: James Stewart