'Vertigo' San Francisco Tour: Celebrate Classic Film's New Honor Around The City (PHOTOS)

08/02/2012 07:30 pm ET | Updated Aug 03, 2012
  • Robin Wilkey

Xanadu has finally been toppled.

After a 50-year run as Sight & Sound's greatest movie of all time, "Citizen Kane" has been seconded by the classic San Francisco psychological thriller, "Vertigo."

Once a decade, the British film magazine releases its coveted top ten list, documenting the publication's very favorite films. Movies including "Bicycle Thieves," "The Rules of the Game," "The Godfather" and the seemingly unstoppable "Citizen Kane" have crowded the top spots since 1952, with Vertigo slowly creeping up the ranks since its 1958 release.

On Wednesday, the publication finally crowned a new king.

The Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece put San Francisco on the map when Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak steamed up the screen, zigzagging to and from the city's eeriest landmarks. Moviegoers across the globe learned of Fort Point's menacing shoreline, the haunting gardens of Mission Dolores and the dizzying view from Nob Hill.

Today, movie-lovers can relive the horror with a Vertigo-inspired tour of the city. Check out a few of the San Francisco spots made famous by the film in our slideshow below:

San Francisco Vertigo Tour

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