Vertigo
 
 

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, USA 1958
128 mins. English dialogue

 
Summary:
 

Set in San Francisco, James Stewart plays an acrophobic detective hired to trail a friend's suicidal wife (Kim Novak). After he successfully rescues her from a leap into the Bay, he finds himself becoming enthralled with the beautiful troubled woman who is not what she seems.  One of cinemas's most chilling romantic endeavours with a fascinating myriad of haunting camera angles shot among some of San Francisco's renowned landmarks. A brilliant but cynical view of human obsession.

 
What the Critics say:
 
"A genuinely great motion picture that demands multiple viewings."  (Leonard Maltin - Variety)