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The movie Vertigo had several sad scenes. Madeline, played by Kim Novak, supposedly dies and Scotty, played by Jimmy Stewart, who was in love with Madeline, is committed to a mental hospital because of his reaction to her death. But Judy, also played by Kim Novak, a goddess of a women dies for real. She is my favorite character in the movie because with all the supposed freedom in the world, she was so vulnerable.