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Following his early retirement as a detective from the San Francisco Police Department, John Ferguson - Scottie to his friends - becomes obsessed with two women in succession, those obsessions which trouble his long time friend and former fiancée, Midge Wood, a designer of women's undergarments. The first is wealthy and elegant platinum blonde Madeleine Elster, the wife of his college acquaintance Gavin Elster, who hires John to follow her in Gavin's belief that she may be a danger to herself in thinking that she has recently been possessed by the spirit of Carlotta Valdes, Madeleine's great-grandmother who she knows nothing about, but who Gavin knows committed suicide in being mentally unbalanced when she was twenty-six, Madeleine's current age. The second is Judy Barton, who John spots on the street one day. Judy is a working class girl, but what makes John obsessed with her is that, despite her working class style and her brunette hair, she is the spitting image of Madeleine, into ...

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: Alec Coppel (screenplay by), Samuel A. Taylor (screenplay by), Pierre Boileau (based on the novel "D'Entre Les Morts" by), Thomas Narcejac (based on the novel "D'Entre Les Morts" by)
Production: Paramount Pictures
Year: 1958
MetaScore: 100/100
ImdbRating: 8.3
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 22 May 1958
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations.

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John 'Scottie' Ferguson - James Stewart
Madeleine Elster - Kim Novak
Midge Wood - Barbara Bel Geddes
Gavin Elster - Tom Helmore
Coroner - Henry Jones
Scottie's Doctor - Raymond Bailey
Manager of McKittrick Hotel - Ellen Corby
Pop Leibel - Konstantin Shayne
Car Owner Mistaken for Madeleine - Lee Patrick
Priest - David Ahdar
Undetermined Role - Isabel Analla
Undetermined Role - Jack Ano
Salesman - John Benson
Ransohoff's Saleslady - Margaret Brayton
Capt. Hansen - Paul Bryar
Diner at Ernie's - Boyd Cabeen
Burglar - Steve Conte
Mrs. Elster - Jean Corbett
Waiter at Ernie's - Bruno Della Santina
Ransohoff's Model - Roxann Delman
Beautician - Molly Dodd
Diner at Ernie's - Bess Flowers
Juror - Joe Garcio
Carlotta Valdes - Joanne Genthon
Salesman - Don Giovanni
Bartender at Ernie's - Roland Gotti
Matire d' at Ernie's - Victor Gotti
Policeman on Rooftop - Fred Graham
Stenographer - Robert Haines
Elster's Gateman - Buck Harrington
Man Walking Past Elster's Office - Alfred Hitchcock
Juror - Jimmie Horan
Juror - Art Howard
Nurse - June Jocelyn
Diner at Ernie's - Perk Lazelle
Saleswoman - Miliza Milo
Patron - Lyle Moraine
Diner at Ernie's - Forbes Murray
San Francisco Flower Vendor - Julian Petruzzi
Older Mistaken Identity - Ezelle Poule
Patron - Kathy Reed
Jury Foreman - William Remick
Diner at Ernie's - Jeffrey Sayre
Woman in Museum Mistaken for Madeleine - Nina Shipman
Woman at Ernie's Mistaken for Madeleine - Dori Simmons
Inquest Attorney - Ed Stevlingson
Nun - Sara Taft