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Rear Window (1-Aug-1954)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writer: John Michael Hayes

From short story: It Had to be Murder by Cornell Woolrich

Music Score by: Franz Waxman

Keywords: Mystery, Voyeurism, Murder Witness, New York

A Greenwich Village photographer confined to a wheelchair while healing a broken leg adopts as his hobby the parallel voyeurism of all thirty-some apartments across the way. He witnesses inexplicable behavior that makes him certain that there has been a murder, but has difficulty convincing others. Received Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Sound Recording. Entered 1997 into the National Film Registry.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ross Bagdasarian
Musician
27-Jan-1919 16-Jun-1972 Progenitor of Alvin and the Chipmunks
Raymond Burr
Actor
21-May-1917 12-Sep-1993 Perry Mason
Frank Cady
Actor
8-Sep-1915 8-Jun-2012 Sam Drucker on Green Acres
Wendell Corey
Actor
20-Mar-1914 8-Nov-1968 Desert Fury
Georgine Darcy
Actor
14-Jan-1931 18-Jul-2004 Miss Torso in Rear Window
Grace Kelly
Royalty
12-Nov-1929 14-Sep-1982 American-born Princess of Monaco
Thelma Ritter
Actor
14-Feb-1905 4-Feb-1969 Stella in Rear Window
Jimmy Stewart
Actor
20-May-1908 2-Jul-1997 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

CAST

Jimmy Stewart   ...   L. B. Jeffries
Co-Starring
Grace Kelly   ...   Lisa Carol Fremont
Wendell Corey   ...   Lt. Tom Doyle
Thelma Ritter   ...   Stella
with
Raymond Burr   ...   Lars Thorwald
Judith Evelyn   ...   Miss Lonelyhearts
Ross Bagdasarian   ...   Songwriter
Georgine Darcy   ...   Miss Torso
Sara Berner   ...   Woman on Fire Escape
Frank Cady   ...   Man on Fire Escape
Jesslyn Fax   ...   Sculptress
Rand Harper   ...   Newlywed Husband
Irene Winston   ...   Mrs. Anna Thorwald
Havis Davenport   ...   Newlywed Wife

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