About

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

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Directed by

Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

Pierre Boileau (Novel)
Thomas Narcejac (Novel)
Alec Coppel (Screenplay)
Samuel A. Taylor (Screenplay)

Runtime

128 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Alfred Hitchcock engulfs you in a whirlpool of terror and tension!

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#74 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#2 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#9 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#40 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Sound

Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White or Color Hal Pereira Sam Comer Frank R. McKelvy Henry Bumstead