Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Release Date: August 1, 1954 (New York)
It only takes a witness to spoil the perfect crime in one of the most acclaimed suspense films of all time. The legendary James Stewart stars as professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries, who becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors while confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg. When he suspects that a salesman may have murdered his nagging, invalid wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his stunning socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate the suspicious chain of events. Rear Window is the gripping thriller that has kept generations of fans enthralled with one of the most nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat endings in all of film history.
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