PG certificateRear Window is a Film programme that first aired in 1954 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Rear Window is a 5 star programme

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Rear Window (1954)

Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock's masterful thriller stars James Stewart as news photographer LB 'Jeff' Jeffries, confined to a wheelchair in his New York apartment after breaking his leg. Bored in his convalescence, he takes to watching his neighbours across the courtyard. Through his increasingly unhealthy fascination with observing his neighbours he becomes convinced that one of his subjects, Lars, has murdered his wife. But Jeff is unable to convince either his fiancé Lisa or a detective friend, leading the couple into life-threatening danger - and a suspenseful climax - as Jeff becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth. A sense of intimacy and voyeurism, and of mini-dramas being played out in each apartment, is enhanced by Hitchcock's decision to shoot the entire film on one set. Though On the Waterfront dominated the year's Oscars the film has justifiably garnered its reputation as a classic for both cineastes and wider audiences.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 112 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1954

Rating:
5/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is Rear Window next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 December 25th, 12:55am and on Film4 Plus 1 December 25th, 1:55am. See more...

Cast

Image for James StewartJames Stewart...L. B. 'Jeff' Jefferies
Image for Grace KellyGrace Kelly...Lisa Carol Fremont
Wendell Corey...Det. Lt. Thomas J. 'Tom' Doyle
Thelma Ritter...Stella
Raymond Burr...Lars Thorwald
Judith Evelyn...Miss Lonelyheart
Ross Bagdasarian...Songwriter
Georgine Darcy...Miss Torso
Sara Berner...Wife living above Thorwalds
Frank Cady...Husband living above Thorwalds
Jesslyn Fax...Sculpting neighbor with hearing aid
Rand Harper...Harry newlywed man
Irene Winston...Mrs. Anna Thorwald
Havis Davenport...Newlywed woman
Marla English...Girl at songwriter's party