Vertigo is a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D'entre les morts (From Among the Dead) by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor.
After a rooftop chase, where a fellow policeman falls to his death, San Francisco detective John "Scottie" Ferguson retires due to fear of heights and vertigo. Scottie tries to conquer his fear, but his ex-fiancée and underwear designer Marjorie 'Midge' Wood says that another severe emotional shock may be the only cure.
|author||Alec Coppel Boileau-Narcejac Maxwell Anderson Samuel A. Taylor Thomas Narcejac|
|award||National Film Registry|
|contentLocation||California San Francisco|
|genre||mystery romance thriller|
|keywords||17-mile drive apparent suicide art museum bell tower catatonic childhood home church claim clinical depression clinically depressed drive fear of heights flashback kill legion of honor married man mission san francisco de asís muir woods murder plot obsess paint possess rooftop chase sanatorium suicide jump vertigo|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing|
|productionCompany||Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions|
|publisher||Paramount Pictures Universal Pictures Wiley|
|recordedAt||Mission San Juan Bautista San Francisco|
|theme||film noir mystery thriller psychological thriller romantic thriller|