Rear Window 1954

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Rear Window ★★★★ 1954

A newspaper photographer with a broken leg (Stewart) passes the time recuperating by observing his neighbors through the window. When he sees what he believes to be a murder, he decides to solve the crime himself. With help from his beautiful girlfriend and his nurse, he tries to catch the murderer without getting killed himself. Topdrawer Hitchcock blends exquisite suspense with occasional ontarget laughs. Based on the story by Cornell Woolrich. 112m/C VHS, DVD . James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn; D: Alfred Hitchcock; W: John Michael Hayes; C: Robert Burks; M: Franz Waxman. AFI '98: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. '97.