Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: John Michael Hayes
Based on: Cornell Woolrich‘s short story It Had to Be Murder
Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey, Raymond Burr
Jeff (James Stewart) broke his leg and that means that he is trapped in a wheelchair in his appartment for the hottest days of summer. He spends his time watching the other people around his backyard – at least when he’s not visited by his nurse Stella (Thelma Ritter) or his girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly). But then Jeff believes that he heard and saw a murder happening. Only that there is no body, no evidence and no way for him to investigate. And maybe he imagined it after all?
I enjoyed Rear Window. Despite the well-known plot, it was tense but most surprisingly for me was that it was really funny.