Directors: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: Coroner: Henry Jones; Det. John ‘Scottie’ Ferguson: James Stewart; Manager of McKittrick Hotel: Ellen Corby; Scottie’s doctor: Raymond Bailey; Judy Barton: Kim Novak; Gavin Elster: Tom Helmore; Ernie’s bartender: Carlo Dotto; Salesman: John Benson; Waiter at Ernie’s: Bruno Della Santina; Det. Capt. Hansen: Paul Bryar; Bit part: Jack Ano; Marjorie ‘Midge’ Wood: Barbara Bel Geddes; Car owner mistaken for Madeleine: Lee Patrick; Pop Leibel: Konstantin Shayne
Taglines: A Hitchcock thriller. You should see it from the beginning!
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Storyline: John “Scottie” Ferguson is a retired San Francisco police detective who suffers from acrophobia and Madeleine is the lady who leads him to high places. A wealthy shipbuilder who is an acquaintance from college days approaches Scottie and asks him to follow his beautiful wife, Madeleine. He fears she is going insane, maybe even contemplating suicide, because she believes she is possessed by a dead ancestor. Scottie is skeptical, but agrees after he sees the beautiful Madeleine.