Hitchcock’s San Francisco thriller stars James Stewart as a retired detective suffering from acrophobia who is hired by an acquaintance to investigate the strange activities of his much-younger wife. Stewart becomes dangerously obsessed while tailing Kim Novak to gorgeous locations in and around San Francisco: Mission Dolores, Union Square, Fort Point, The Palace of the Legion of Honor, Nob Hill, Lombard Street, and many others.
Long regarded a great film, Vertigo replaced Citizen Kane as the best film of all time in the 2012 Sight & Sound critics' poll and has appeared repeatedly in best film polls by the American Film Institute.
Rated PG; 126 minutes; 1958
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- Summer Movie: Babe
- Friday, July 29, 2016, 1:00 pmChinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
- In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
- Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 6:00 pmRichmond, Richmond Meeting Room
- Beyond "Film Noir"
- Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 6:30 pmBernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room