A retired detective with a clinical fear of heights investigates the mysterious movements of a married woman in this impressionistic, Freudian thriller.
A lens held to all of our worst tendencies–obsession, domination, and compulsion–this ghost story is ultimately haunted by the spectres of our past.
HITCHCOCK IN TECHNICOLOR ALL MONTH LONG!
Alfred Hitchcock's most iconic stories were cast in the vivid Technicolor process–delving into the unconscious mind and conjuring dream-logic visions. These films make up the director's prestige period, constructed in concert with cinematographer Robert Burkes, costume designer Edith Head, editor George Tomasini and composer Bernard Hermann.
Spinning yarns of normal people thrust into dangerous situations, and exploring the conflicts of insecurity, obsession, and male weakness–these tales interrogate both social and psychic concerns. Above all else, they remind us that true suspense lies not in the unknown, but rather, in knowing something that our heroes do not.