Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. US. 1958. PG. 2 hours 8 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Sun., November 25, 2018 thru Mon., November 26, 2018
Special introduction and post-film Q&A with Dorothy Herrmann – daughter of legendary film composer Bernard Herrmann – on Sun, Nov 25! Join us early to listen to 16 year-old organist Brett Miller play the Wurlitzer theatre organ from 1:00 – 1:30pm!
After his fear of heights results in the escape of a suspect and the death of a colleague, ex-police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart) finds himself in the role of private investigator charged with keeping tabs on the wife (Kim Novak) of an old friend. Soon Scottie finds himself embroiled in a web of deceit, dual identities, and madness. Sixty years after its initial release, Hitchcock’s once maligned movie is now often considered his finest moment.
Dorothy Hermann is the elder daughter of Bernard Herrmann and Lucille Fletcher. She is the author of several published biographies of Helen Keller, Anne Morrow Lindbergh and S.J. Perelman. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.