Rear Window (1954)
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as L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies
as Lisa Carol Fremont
as Lieutenant Thomas J. Doyle
as Mr. Lars Thorwald
as Miss Lonelyheart
as The Composer
as Miss Torso
as Mrs. Thorwald
as Woman on Fire Escape
as Fire Escape Man
as Miss Hearing Aid
as Party Girl
as Party Girl
as Miss Torso's Friend
as Woman with Poodle
as Stunt Detective (uncredited)
as Bird Woman
as Carl the Waiter
as Young Man
Critic Reviews for Rear Window
It's one of Alfred Hitchcock's inspired audience-participation films: watching it, you feel titillated, horrified, and, ultimately, purged.
Just possibly the second most entertaining picture (after The 39 Steps) ever made by Alfred Hitchcock.
Of all Hitchcock's films, this is the one which most reveals the man.
The deliciousness of watching the film as it's intended to be seen is that the big screen gives Rear Window back its claustrophobia.
Don't resist the urge -- steal a peek at it now, and be reminded why Hitchcock is still without equal in the clammy thrills department.
Restored to its original Technicolor grandeur!
Audience Reviews for Rear Window
Rear Window is regularly listed with the greatest movies ever made. Certainly one of Hitchcock's finest. In addition to the exceptional chemistry between star James Stewart and a radiant Grace Kelly , there's Raymond Burr as salesman Lars Thorwald with his hair dyed white to make him appear older. When his invalid wife disappears, Jeff suspects foul play might be involved. The setting is a fascinating tableau. Virtually the entire feature is shot from Jeff's gaze looking out into the open courtyard into the many windows of his neighbors. Each residence is a set within itself, fully furnished. With few exceptions, the camera never leaves the confinement of Stewart's apartment. The setting can get a bit claustrophobic. Nevertheless it's a brilliantly assembled theatrical piece right down to the heart-pounding climax . Hitchcock's brilliance as a director has never been questioned and with Rear Window, his abilities as a visual storyteller remain unparalleled. fastfilmreviews.com
Masterful Hitchcock motion picture; filled with mystery, humor, suspense and a fluid direction. Rear Window is a classic film led by James Stewart and comprised of plenty of homages to American cinema in the mid-1900s. 4/5
Alfred Hitchcock is a cinematic tour de force when it comes to crafting some of the most memorable and exhilarating suspense thrillers ever to grace the screen. Rear Window belongs among the directors finest works, this is a film that steadily builds up the tension, and what makes this such a unique film is the fact that Hitchcock uses a simple concept to tell a broader story. In turn, the suspense is much more solid and delivers a solid two hours of thrills. Jimmy Stewart delivers a great performance here, and he has great on-screen chemistry with Grace Kelly. This ranks among Hitchcock's best works, and the simplistic plot leaves so much to the imagination, which in turn makes for a truly memorable and taut filmgoing experience. Fans of suspense films will surely enjoy this film, and thought it's a slow film, it works well because the best films take its time to unfold, and that's the case with Rear Window. In terms of a classic thriller, Rear Window is one of the finest genre films to ever grave the screen, and it proved once again that Alfred Hitchcock was one of the finest directors to tackle the genre, and it cemented his stature as the master of suspense even further. Rear Window mixes different elements very well, with a detective aspect to the story, which adds more depth to the simple storyline. What makes the film great is that most of the action happens in one room, and to that effect, Hitchcock uses every trick he's got to create something that will entertain you from start to finish. Rear Window is a classic thriller, one that ranks among the finest ever filmed and it only is elevated by some magnetic performances from its cast that just make this picture standout even more. The film ranks among Alfred Hitchcock's finest works.
Rear Window Quotes
|L.B. Jeffries (Jeff):||She's like a queen bee with her pick of the drones.|
|Lisa Carol Fremont:||I'd say she's doing a woman's hardest job: juggling wolves|
|Lisa Carol Fremont:||I'd say she's doing a woman's hardest job: juggling wolves.|
|L.B. Jeffries (Jeff):||Who says I'm getting rid of it.|
|Stella the nurse:||He better get that trunk out of there before it starts to leak.|
|Stella the nurse:||I can hear you now: "Get out of my life, you wonderful woman. You're too good for me."|
|Stella the nurse:||I can hear you now, 'Get out of my life, you wonderful woman. You're too good for me.'|