Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Released: 1958 | Runtime: 128 min
A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.
Stars of this Movie
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!
Madeleine : Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere.
Coroner : He did nothing. The law has little to say on things left undone.
Judy : Couldn't you like me, just me the way I am? When we first started out, it was so good; w-we had fun. And... and then you started in on the clothes. Well, I'll wear the darn clothes if you want me to, if, if you'll just, just like me.
Scottie : The color of your hair...
Judy : Oh, no!
Scottie : Judy, please, it can't matter to you.
Gavin Elster: She'll be talking to me about something. Suddenly the words fade into silence. A cloud comes into her eyes and they go blank. She's somewhere else, away from me, someone I don't know. I call her, she doesn't even hear me. Then, with a long sigh, she's back. Looks at me brightly, doesn't even know she's been away, can't tell me where or when.
Scottie: How often does this happen?
Gavin Elster: More and more in the past few weeks. And she wanders - God knows where she wanders. I followed her one day, watched her coming out of the apartment, someone I didn't know. She even walked a different way. Got into her car and drove off to Golden Gate Park. Five miles. Sat by the lake, staring across the water at the pillars that stand on the far shore. You know, Portals of the Past. Sat there a long time without moving. I had to leave, get back to the office. When I got home that evening, I asked her what she'd done all day. She said she'd driven out to Golden Gate Park and sat by the lake, that's all.
Scottie: Well. [Scottie gets up]
Gavin Elster: The speedometer on her car showed that she'd driven ninety-four miles. Where did she go? I've got to know, Scottie, where she goes and what she does before I get involved with doctors.
Madeleine: Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere.
Madeleine: Here I was born, and there I died. It was only a moment for you; you took no notice.
Scottie: And then what did he do? Did he train you? Did he rehearse you? Did he tell you exactly what to do, what to say? You were a very apt pupil too, weren't you? You were a very apt pupil! Well, why did you pick on me? Why me?
[ first lines ]
Officer on rooftop : Give me your hand. Give me your hand.