Rear Window (1954)

James Stewart
Grace Kelly
Raymond Burr

Thriller, Mystery

Alfred Hitchcock

John Michael Hayes
Cornell Woolrich (novel)

Franz Waxman

Director of Photography
Robert Burks)

One of Hitchcock's most stylish thrillers has photographer Stewart confined to wheelchair in his apartment, using binoculars to spy on courtyard neighbors, and discovering a possible murder. Inventive Cornell Woolrich story adapted by John Michael Hayes. Stewart, society girlfriend Kelly, and no-nonsense nurse Ritter make a wonderful trio.

At the time the set was the largest indoor set built at Paramount Studios.

The film was unavailable for many years owing to a dispute with Cornell Woolrich's estate over the rights to the original story.

Hitchcock supposedly hired Raymond Burr to play the villain because he looked like his old producer David O. Selznick.

Other than a couple of shots near the end and the discovery of the dead dog all the shots in the movie originate from Stewart's apartment


Hitchcock makes his cameo appearance an hour into the film, winding the clock in the songwriter's apartment.


Ross Bagdasarian
Denny Bartlett
Sara Berner
Woman on Fire Escape
Raymond Burr
Lars Thorwald
Frank Cady
Man on Fire Escape
Wendell Corey
Thomas J. Doyle
Georgine Darcy
Miss Torso
Havis Davenport
Marla English
Party Girl
Judith Evelyn
Miss Lonely Hearts
Jesslyn Fax
Fred Graham
Kathryn Grant
Party Girl
Rand Harper
Len Hendry
Grace Kelly
Lisa Fremont
Harry Landers
Young Man Alan Lee
Mike Mahoney
Edwin Parker
Thelma Ritter
Stella Dick Simmons
James Stewart
Jeff (L. B. Jeffries)
Anthony Warde
Irene Winston
Mrs. Thorwald



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