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"Vertigo" Cast and credits

The 70mm Newsletter
Compiled by: Thomas Hauerslev, based on Universal Pictures pressIssue 48 - March 1997
Original title: Vertigo. Danish title: En Kvinde Skygges. Filmed in: Horisontal 35mm, 8 perforations, 24 frames per second. Principal cinematography filmed in: VistaVision. Presentation format: 70mm and 6-track DTS digital sound. Aspect ratio: 1,85:1. Country of origin: USA. Year of production: 1958. Released by: Universal Pictures. World premiere (Release date): October 4, 1996 (Zeigfield Theatre, New York City). Public release: Friday October 5, 1996 (New York). Wednesday October 16, 1996 (GCC Avco, Westwood, Los Angeles). Danish premiere: 04.01.1960 - 17.01.1960 (Saga, Copenhagen).

Alfred Hitchcock. Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Screenplay: Alec Coppel and Samuel Taylor. Director of photography: Robert Burks, A.S.C. Film editor: George Tomasini, A.C.E. Music: Bernard Herrmann. Sound recording: Harold Lewis, Winston Leverett. Art direction: Hal Pereira, Henry Bumstead. Set decorator: Sam Comer, Frank McKelvy. Costumes: Edit Head. Cast (role): James Stewart (John Ferguson ("Scottie"), Kim Novak (Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton), Barbara Bel Geddes (Midge Wood), Tom Helmore (Gavin Elster), Henry Jones (The Coroner), Raymond Bailey (The Doctor), Ellen Corby (Manager of the McKittrick Hotel), Konstantin Shayne (Pop Liebl), Lee Patrick (Older Mistaken Identity), Paul Bryar (Det. Captain Hansen), Margaret Brayton (Saleswoman), William Remick (Jury Foreman), Julian Petruzzi (Flower Vendor), Sara Taft (Nun), Fred Graham (Policeman), Mollie Dodd (Beauty Operator), Don Giovanni (Salesman), Roxann Delmar (Model), Bruno Santini (Waiter), Doris Simmons (Middle aged mistaken identity), Rolando Gotti (Maitre d'), Carlo Dotto (Bartender), Ed Stevlingson (Attorney), Joanne Genthon (Girl in portrait), Nina Shipman (Young mistaken identity), Polly Burson (Stunt double for Kim Novak) Bess Flowers & Forbes Murray (Customers at Ernie's), Alfred Hitchcock (Man outside shipyard).

Associate producer:
Herbert Coleman. Assistant to the producer: Peggy Robertson. Assistant director: Daniel McCauley. Based upon the novel "D'Entre Morts"/"From Amongst the Dead" by: Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. Camera system: Vista Vison - Motion Picture High Fidelity. Technicolor color consultant: Richard Mueller. Optical effects: Paul Lerpae, A.S.C. Operative cameraman: Leonard J South, A.S.C. Second unit cinematographers: William N Williams, A.S.C., Irmin Roberts, A.S.C., Loyal Griggs A.S.C., Wallace Kelley A.S.C. Special photographic effects: John P Fulton, A.S.C. Process photography: Farciot Edouart, A.S.C, Wallace Kelley, A.S.C. Second unit operators: Buddy Weiler, Kyme Meade, Fred Kaiffer. Second unit directors: Herbert Coleman, John P Fulton, Daniel McCauley. Locations: Paramount Studios and in and around San Francisco. Music conductor: Muir Mathieson. Music recorded: In London (3-track stereo), in Vienna (Mono). Soundmixer: George Dutton (Paramount Studio Sound Department). Recording system: Westrex Recording. Make-up supervision: Wally Westmore, S.M.A. Hair style supervision: Nellie Manley, C.H.S. Titles: Saul Bass. Special sequence: John Ferren. Original soundtrack on: Varese Sarabande CDs and cassettes. Color by: Technicolor. Running time: 120 minutes. Distributor: Universal Pictures (USA), United International Pictures (Outside USA). Danish distributor: United International Pictures. MPAA censur: PG. Academy Awards incl nominations: Best sound and Best Art direction.
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Restoration of "Vertigo"

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The restoration

Restored 70mm film frame from "Vertigo". Universal Press, 1996.
Restored by: Robert A Harris. Restoration produced by: James C Katz. Restoration assistant: Joanne Lawson. Restoration & Research Assistant: Marlene Noble. VistaVision Intermediates & Protection masters: YCM Laboratories. VistaVision to 65mm opticals: Pacific Title. Executive in charge of production: Philip J feiner. Photo-Chemical supervisor: Chris Bushman. Optical cameraman: Mike Glickman. Production executive: Ken D Smith. Supervision sound editor: Richard Legrand, Jr. Sound designer: Harry Snodgrass. Sound editors: Bill Hooper, Bob McNabb, Walter Spencer, William Jacobs. Assistant sound editors: Samuel Webb. Re-recording mixers: Michael Casper, Daniel J Leahy. Recordist: Charlie Ajar, Jr. Foley mixer: Albert Romero. Foley artists: Sharon Michaels, Laura Macias. Restoration sound editing and re-recording at: Universal Studios Sound Facility "The Hitchcock Theatre". DTS post production manager: Robert Heiser. DTS theatre services engineer: Mike B Smith. Theatre sales manager: Walter Browski (DTS). Negative cutting: Sharon McGeeney (Superior Film Service, Inc). 70mm prints by: DeLuxe Laboratories. Color timer: Bill Pine. VistaVision dailies projector provided by: Boston Light and Sound. Film element inspection by: Pro-tek Film Preservation Vaults. Restoration produced on: Eastman Kodak 65mm Motion Pictures Film. Sound system: Digital Theatre Systems. Special thanks to: Tom Pollock, Lew Wasserman, Martin Scorsese, Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell, Robert J O'Neil, Michael Hickey, Michael Hyatt, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Film Archive, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library, Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios Sound Restoration Department & Panavision. We would like to thank those members of the original production of "Vertigo" who were helpful in this restoration: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Henry Jones, Henry Bumstead, Herbert Coleman, C.O. "Doc" Erickson, Peggy Robertson, Leonard South, Herb Steinberg, Samuel & Suzanne Taylor & June Van Dyke.

Universal Pictures gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their generous contributions toward the restoration of "Vertigo"
: Official Preservation Partner: Chival Regal. Preservation sponsors: American Movie Classics, Digital Theatre Systems L.P., Entertainment Weekly Magazine & Four Seasons Hotel. Various: Originally released in March 1958 by Paramount Pictures. Restoration cost more than 1 million USD and took two years. 13-minute test reel shown in San Francisco in April 1996. Further reading reference: "Vertigo" takes restoration to new heights (Los Angeles Times June 16, 1996). Hitchcock’s Acrophobic Vision (American Cinematographer November 1996). Vertigo Restored To Dizzying Splendor (American Cinematographer November 1996).

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