After breaking his leg and being confined to his New York City apartment, a professional photographer begins to suspect that his neighbor across the courtyard has murdered his wife. Considered by many as one of Hitchcock‘s best films. A spectacular picture that draws the viewer’s interest and keeps it hanging until the very end. Suspenseful, thrilling and uncluttered storyline.
An interesting and layered plot with themes of voyeurism, the human fascination of observance and spying on others, as well as alienation in the big city, criminality and moral turpitude.
Great cast with the superb lead actor James Stewart.
Written by John Michael Hayes and based on Cornell Woolrich’s short story “It Had to Be Murder” (1942).
Rear Window Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Raymond Burr