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Vertigo (1958) -- (Movie Clip) Opening Credits Alfred Hitchcock turns things over to composer Bernard Hermann and artist Saul Bass for the opening credit sequence, plus the still remarkably close shot of leading lady Kim Novak, in Vertigo, 1958.
Vertigo (1958) -- (Movie Clip) What About My Acrophobia? The first quasi-domestic scene for "Scottie" (James Stewart), a detective who's retired after an incident in the opening sequence, with his not-girlfriend Midge (Barbara Bel Geddes), exposition from Alfred Hitchcock, in Vertigo, 1958.
Vertigo (1958) -- (Movie Clip) That's Carlotta Ex-cop "Scottie" Ferguson (James Stewart) grows ever more intrigued as Madeleine (Kim Novak), who he's been hired to follow around San Francisco, demonstrates her interest in long-dead Carlotta, in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, 1958.
Gazebo, The 1960 -- (Movie Clip) Never The Midsection Anxious TV director Elliott (Glenn Ford), whom we know is being blackmailed, and Broadway star wife Nell (Debbie Reynolds) arrive home late, surprised by prosecutor-neighbor-pal Harlow (TV veteran Carl Reiner in his first scene in his first movie), in the comedy-mystery The Gazebo, 1960.
Gazebo, The 1960 -- (Movie Clip) Something Called Love On Broadway we meet Debbie Reynolds as rising star Nell Nash (song by Robert Kent and Walton Farrar), as her husband (Glenn Ford, as Elliott Nash), a harried TV director whom we know is being blackmailed, and who has adopted a pigeon en route, arrives backstage, in the comic murder-mystery The Gazebo, 1960.
Over The Moon (1940) -- (Movie Clip) The Ways Of Other Crooks Previously penniless orphan Yorkshire landowner Jane (Merle Oberon) has just inherited millions, causing brazen quasi-relative Julie (Zena Dare) to visit from London, followed by Millie (Ursula Jeans), the doctor boyfriend Freddie (Rex Harrison) just finding out, in Over The Moon, 1940.
Over The Moon (1940) -- (Movie Clip) My Animal Suite Montage of Jane (Merle Oberon) trying to spend her windfall inheritance, to a London dressmaker (Carl Jaffe) with Julie and Millie (Zena Dare, Ursula Jeans), disturbed boyfriend Freddie (Rex Harrison) sussing out a reporter (David Tree), in director Thornton Freeland's Over The Moon, 1940.
Vertigo (1958) -- (Movie Clip) Dining At Ernie's For the audience and for acrophobic ex-cop "Scottie" (James Stewart), the first look at Madeleine (Kim Novak) whose husband Elster (Tom Helmore) has hired him to follow around San Francisco, in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, 1958.
Vertigo (1958) -- (Movie Clip) What Am I Doing Here? Arguably the first climax in the film, ex-policeman "Scottie" (James Stewart), hired to track mysterious Madeleine (Kim Novak) and now fascinated, follows her to the Golden Gate Bridge, in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, 1958.
Over The Moon (1940) -- (Movie Clip) With Unslaked Desire Over the top Yorkshire gloom on the road signs, director Thornton Freeland introduces doctor Freddie (Rex Harrison), impecunious orphan Jane (Merle Oberon) and her needy butler Ladbrooke (Herbert Lomas), opening Over The Moon, 1940, from a story by Robert Sherwood and Lajos Biro.
Obsession (1949) -- (Movie Clip) You Two Carry On Jealous Dr. Riordan (Robert Newton) lies in wait as his wife Storm (Sally Gray) and her American friend Bill (Phil Brown) return from a night out, early in Edward Dmytryk's Obsession, 1949, a.k.a The Hidden Room.
Obsession (1949) -- (Movie Clip) As I Have Never Loved You Psychiatrist Dr. Riordan (Robert Newton) at work on a curious sketch, seeing a patient when his unfaithful wife Storm (Sally Gray) appears, pretending she's had news from her disappeared boyfriend, in Edward Dmytryk's Obsession, 1949, a.k.a The Hidden Room.