Rear Window

Year of release: 1954.
MPAA rating: PG.
Run time: 112 minutes.

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      "A magazine photographer, housebound on account of a broken leg, becomes voyeur to the apartment building facing his rear window for lack of anything to do. Soon, he draws his visiting girlfriend in on the thrill and eventually they witness a murder in progress that gets them into hot water."


James Stewart - L. B. 'Jeff' Jeffries
Grace Kelly - Lisa Carol Fremont
Wendell Corey - Lieutenant Thomas J. Doyle
Thelma Ritter - Stella
Raymond Burr - Lars Thorwald
Judith Evelyn - Miss Lonelyheart
Ross Bagdasarian - Songwriter
Georgine Darcy - Miss Torso, the Ballet Dancer
Sara Berner - Woman on Fire Escape
Frank Cady - Man on Fire Escape
Jesslyn Fax - Miss Hearing Aid
Rand Harper - Newlywed Man
Irene Winston - Mrs. Anna Thorwald
Havis Davenport - Newlywed Woman
Marla English - Girl at Songwriter's Party



Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Producer: Alfred Hitchcock
Screenwriter: John Michael Hayes
Art Director: Hal Pereira
Cinematographer: Robert Burks
Composer: Franz Waxman
Editor: George Tomasini
Production Designer: Joseph MacMillan Johnson
Story: Cornell Woolrich

Academy Award Nominations - 1954
Best Cinematography - Robert Burks
Best Director - Alfred Hitchcock
Best Original Screenplay - John Michael Hayes
Best Sound - Loren L. Ryder

British Academy Awards - 1954
Best British Film - Alfred Hitchcock (Nomination)

EAP - 1954
Best Screenplay (Nomination)

New York Film Critics Circle - 1954
Best Actress - Grace Kelly
Best Direction - Alfred Hitchcock (Nomination)

American Film Institute - 1998
Chosen as one of the 100 Greatest American Movies

Cameo: Hitchcock makes his cameo appearance (see photo above) an hour into the film, winding the clock in the songwriter's apartment.

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