Rear Window

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  112 min.
Release Date: August 1, 1954
DVD: March 6, 2001

Current rating: Rating: 4.28
based on 19 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: James Stewart, Raymond Burr, Wendell Corey, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter


Photojournalist "Jeff" Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, and the entire story takes place in the courtyard adjoining the rear of his apartment, all events being seen through his eyes. Jeff believes that a murder has been committed by his neighbor Thorwald and sends his girlfriend Lisa and his nurse Stella to investigate.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Alfred Hitchcock
Screenplay: John Michael Hayes

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  • 5 stars "This has been my all-time favorite movie since I first saw it in the theatre as a kid in the mid-1950s The intricately woven plot is suspenseful as the main character navigates his love life (or lack thereof) while being an invalid (temporarily shut-in) with little to do than observe the eccentric behaviors of his neighbors across the courtyard. I found this movie intriguing on so many levels. It greatly appeals to my personality. I have recommended this movie over and over again to family and friends across the years."
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