Vertigo (1958)

James Stewart and Barbara Bel Geddes

James Stewart suffering from fear of heights and Barbara Bel Geddes comforting him.

Vertigo was produced in 1957 and released in 1958

 

 

 

Cast

James Stewart... John 'Scottie' Ferguson
Kim Novak... Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton
Barbara Bel Geddes... Midge Wood
Tom Helmore... Gavin Elster
Henry Jones... Coroner
Raymond Bailey... Scottie's Doctor
Ellen Corby... Manager of McKittrick Hotel
Konstantin Shayne... Pop Leibel
Lee Patrick... Car Owner Mistaken for Madeleine

Vertigo titles

 

Titles designer: Saul Bass

"A lot of the work that I've done has been dubbed as "art" [...] I never intended it to be art [...] I tried to make a communication." (Saul Bass, TV documentary)

Bass also designed the titles for North by Northwest and Psycho.

James Stewart, Vertigo

 

Vertigo: Ending Explained

 

 

Vertigo Quotes

Scottie: “Their true name is Sequoia sempervirens—always green, ever living.”

Judy: “If I let you change me, will that do it? If I do what you tell me, will you love me?”
Scottie: “Yes—yes.”
Judy: “Alright then, I’ll do it. I don’t care anymore about me.”