- Original title
- Running time
- 120 min.
- United States
Alec Coppel, Samuel Taylor, Maxwell Anderson (Novel: Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac)
Barbara Bel Geddes,
Paramount Pictures / Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
Mystery | Psychological Drama. Psychological Thriller. Cult Movie
- Synopsis / Plot
- San Francisco police detective Scottie Fergusson (James Stewart) develops a fear of heights and is forced to retire when a colleague falls to his death during a chase. An old college friend hires Scottie to watch his wife Madeleine (Kim Novak) who has reportedly become possessed by her ancestor's spirit named Carlotta. Scottie follows her around San Francisco and is drawn to Madeleine and her obsession with death. He unwittingly becomes a figure in a complex plot, and is determined to discover the truth behind it all.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Art Direction, Sound
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: San Sebastian Film Festival: Best Director (ex-aequo) & Actor (Stewart) (ex-aequo)
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