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Buena Vista Avenue East, San Francisco, California

Hitchcock's Films

Vertigo (1958)

Saint Joseph's Hospital

After suffering his nervous breakdown in Vertigo, Scottie is admitted to a sanatorium.

The external shots were filmed at Saint Joseph's Hospital, 351-355 Buena Vista Avenue East. The building is now the Park Hill Condominiums.[1]

The interiors of the sanatorium were filmed back at Paramount. Shooting the scene was delayed several hours when Hitchcock was unhappy with the actor cast as the doctor and Raymond Bailey was called in at short notice as a replacement.[2]

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Notes & References

  1. http://reelsf.com/reelsf/vertigo-nervous-breakdown
  2. Vertigo: The Making of a Hitchcock Classic (1998) by Dan Auiler, pages 111-12