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Still shot from the movie: Vertigo.


John "Scottie" Ferguson (James Stewart), a former police officer who agrees to work as a private detective for a friend (Tom Helmore), finds himself loosing his professional perspective when he begins to fall in love with his client's wife (Kim Novak). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 128
Theater Release: 01 Jan 1958
Video Release: 06 May 2014
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Why Is Vertigo Rated Not Rated?

Violence: A man accidently falls from a rooftop to his death below while another man hangs from a gutter. Another character later falls from another rooftop and dies. A woman attempts suicide by drowning. Characters discuss suicide and a murder plot. A man and woman struggle with one another.

Sexual Content: A man comments on a woman’s bra. A man undresses an unconscious woman (off screen) after she nearly drowns and puts her into his bed. Her bare shoulders are seen when she awakens. A married woman passionately kisses another man. Some sexual tension develops between several characters. A couple kisses.

Language: None noted.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters smoke on several occasion and drink in social settings. Some characters also drink to relieve stress.

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