Opened: September 1, 1954
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter & Raymond Burr
Though it arrived in theaters 65 years ago and parts have not aged well, Rear Window is still one of the best thrillers of all-time.
When professional photographer Jeff Jeffries (James Stewart) has to recover from a broken leg, he spends his time watching his neighbors from his window. Though his friend Lisa Carl Fremont (Grace Kelly) and nurse Stella (Thelma Ritter) sometimes disapprove of his viewings, they jump on board when he believes a neighbor murdered his wife.
There’s something interesting about watching all of Jeff’s neighbors from his point of view. The audience gets to learn about the characters from a distance and are left in the dark about a lot of details.
As the characters pursue the murderer, you will feel the stress and anxiety the Stewart’s character does.
Final say: A classic thriller. ★★★★★