• James Stewart as John "Scottie" Ferguson
  • Kim Novak as Judy Barton and Madeleine Elster
  • Barbara Bel Geddes as Marjorie "Midge" Wood
  • Tom Helmore as Gavin Elster
  • Henry Jones as the coroner
  • Raymond Bailey as Scottie's doctor
  • Ellen Corby as the manager of the McKittrick Hotel
  • Konstantin Shayne as bookstore owner Pop Leibel
  • Lee Patrick as the car owner mistaken for Madeleine


  • Margaret Brayton as the Ransohoff's saleslady
  • Paul Bryar as Capt. Hansen (accompanies Scottie to coroner's inquest)
  • Dave McElhatton as the radio announcer (alternative ending)
  • Fred Graham as Scottie's police partner (falls from rooftop)
  • Nina Shipman as the girl mistaken for Madeleine at the museum
  • Sara Taft as nun during closing scene
  • Dorothy Ball as the flower salesperson in the Podesta scene (she was an actual Podesta Baldocchi employee).[4] Erroneously listed in IMDb as Miliza Milo.[5]

Alfred Hitchcock makes his customary cameo appearance walking in the street in a gray suit and carrying a trumpet case.

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