Rear Window

  • Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

  • USA, 1954, 109minmins, DCP

  • Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter

Hitchcock’s hugely influential classic is a delicious tribute to voyeurism and cinema and it remains one of his most famous films. James Stewart plays a war photographer confined to a wheelchair in his Manhattan apartment due to a leg broken while on the job. To relieve the boredom, he spends his days and nights casually spying on his neighbors with binoculars and a telephoto lens. This amiable Peeping Tom gleans all the routines and habits of the New Yorkers he sees from his window – and soon suspects one neighbor has murdered his wife. Grace Kelly is Stewart’s fashion-minded socialite fiance, and the great character actress Thelma Ritter plays his physical therapist and serves as the film’s moral compass.

1954 Venice Film Festival, In Competition
1954 National Board of Review, USA, Best Actress


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2017-01-13 (Fri)
      2017-02-26 (Sun)


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