# 41. Vertigo
James Stewart plays a retired acrophobic police detective who is hired by an old friend to follow his wife, whom he suspects of being possessed by the spirit of a dead madwoman. The detective and the disturbed woman fall (“fall” is indeed the operative word) in love and…well, to give away any more of the story would be a spoiler. The story is about a tragic love affair, murder, and madness.
This movie is a classic! Alfred Hitchcock is truly the master of suspense. I wasn’t sure at first if I would really like the movie, but the more I watched the more I was drawn into the plot and the characters. I thought James Stewart was amazing and is able to express so many emotions with just the look in his eyes, fear, longing, love, desperation, anger, and finally total despair. I would recommend anyone who likes Hitchcock to definitely pick this one up!