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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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Vertigo is rated Not Rated:

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
Studio: 1958 Universal Studios

Detailed Review

Time has been kind to Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Vertigo. When it released in 1958, the film garnered only lukewarm reviews. But in the decades that followed, the psychological thriller has… 
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Why Is Vertigo Rated Not Rated?

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