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Alfred Hitchcock

Rear Window

112' - 1954 - Mystery, Thriller - Dialogue: English
Director: Alfred Hitchcock Composer: Franz Waxman With: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey
Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jeffries is confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment. To pass the time between visits from his nurse Stella and his fashion model girlfriend Lisa, the binocular-wielding Jeffries stares through the rear window of his apartment at the goings-on in the other apartments around his courtyard. Of particular interest is the seemingly mild-mannered travelling salesman Lars Thorwald, who is saddled with a nagging, invalid wife. One afternoon, Thorwald pulls down his window shade, and his wife's incessant bray comes to a sudden halt. Out of boredom, Jeffries casually concocts a scenario in which Thorwald has murdered his wife and disposed of the body in gruesome fashion. Trouble is, Jeffries' musings just might happen to be the truth… (Hal Erickson)

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Alfred Hitchcock


Franz Waxman


James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey


John Michael Hayes, Cornell Woolrich

Director of Photography

Robert Burks


George Tomasini


Alfred Hitchcock

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Rear Window" (Cornell Woolrich)



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