Vertigo (1958)

Continuity mistake: In the final scene, pieces of Madeleine's hair-do come down in the struggle up the bell tower steps. At the top of the tower, before she falls, her hair is in perfect shape again.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Scotty is driving Judy to the Mission, the view from inside the car of the road shows that Scotty is driving on the left-hand side when he should legally be on the right. It is not a one-way road, and it appears that the shot was flipped.

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Visible crew/equipment: At the end after Madeleine falls, the camera pulls away from the church tower. You can see the shadow of the camera.


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Trivia: Alfred Hitchcock appears 11 mins into the film walking past the building James Stewart is about to enter.

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James Warrender

Trivia: Kim Novak has no dialogue until 46 minutes into the running time.

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Trivia: The McKittrick Hotel was a very real building in San Francisco. The indoor set was the same one used by Hitchcock two years later in the film "Psycho."

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Suggested correction: The McKittrick Hotel lobby and staircase scenes were all shot on location in San Francisco in the Henry F. Fortmann mansion. Proof can be seen in a book about the house in photos taken before it was demolished by Sacred Heart Prep School. The Psycho mansion interiors were all shot on a Hollywood soundstage.

Madeleine: Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere.

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Madeleine: Here I was born, and there I died. It was only a moment for you; you took no notice.

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Scottie: What's this doohickey?
Midge: It's a brassiere! You know about those things, you're a big boy now.
Scottie: I've never run across one like that.
Midge: It's brand new. Revolutionary up-lift: No shoulder straps, no back straps, but it does everything a brassiere should do. Works on the principle of the cantilevered bridge.
Scottie: It does?
Midge: An aircraft engineer down the peninsula designed it; he worked it out in his spare time.
Scottie: Kind of a hobby, a do-it-yourself kind of thing!

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