Rear Window

Rear Window (1954) PG
A classic Oscar winning Alfred Hitchcock film which pairs James Stewart and Grace Kelly. A broken leg has newspaper photographer L.B. Jeffries stuck in a chair in his apartment during the heat of a New York summer. Out of sheer boredom, he finds himself watching the comings and goings of his fellow apartment dwellers. His interest in the neighbors disturbs his nurse (Thelma Ritter) and his socialite girlfriend Lisa who think he is spying a bit too much on the private lives of his neighbors. When Jeffries sees what he suspects is a murder, the film’s creepiness and suspense ratchet up.

Hitchcock gives viewers a sense of the disconnection of urban living along with some nail biting scenes. And the lovely Grace Kelly as Lisa parades a bevy of Edith Head dresses that make the film worth the price of admission.

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