It is considered the best movie of the "master of suspense" Alfred Hitchcock.
The scenes with "Madeleine", and subsequently Judy, at Mission San Juan Bautista used the real Mission location with a much higher bell tower as a special effect.
James Stewart as Scottie, and Kim Novak as Judy, in Scottie's apartment, with Coit Tower visible out the window
James Stewart as Johnny "Scottie" Ferguson in Midge's apartment, standing on a stepladder trying to overcome his acrophobia
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