Release date:1958

  • Carmel Beach - Carmel-By-The-Sea
  • Monterey County


James Stewart and Kim Novak; directed by Alfred Hitchcock; Paramount; thriller about a detective who falls for the woman he stalks; Oscar nominee for art direction; scenes filmed at Carmel Beach and in the environs of San Juan Bautista, including a shot of a car on Highway 101 between Prunedale and San Juan Bautista traveling in the wrong direction (north instead of south) to take advantage of better scenery; when Hitchcock filmed at the mission in San Juan Bautista, the tower, which showed up in old photos, was long gone; Hitchcock thought the mission looked better with the tower, so he had the tower built at Paramount Studios, and through the film editor's art the tower ended up on top of the mission for the movie; one of the first 25 U.S. films put on the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant under the National Film Preservation Act."