Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: John Michael Hayes (screenplay), Cornell Woolrich (based on the short story by)
Production: Paramount Pictures
Released: 01 Sep 1954
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations.
Movie Video Clips
Why would a man leave his apartment...
This is first offense burglary
What's he doing
He killed a dog last night because the...
When am I going to see you again
I can hear you now
Do you ever leave yours at home
Mind if I use that portable keyhole
I'm not much on rear window ethics
Maybe one day she'll find her happiness
It's just another run of the mill...
It's about time you got married
How do you do
You heard of that market crash in '29
When I married Miles
She sure is the eat
He's gonna run out on her
She's too perfect
Would you fix me a sandwich
How's your leg
Where does a man get inspiration to...
In a hat box
Those two yellow zinnias at the end
Every man's ready to get married when...
You didn't see the killing or the body
Are you over 40
She's like a queen bee with her pick of...
We've become a race of Peeping Toms
You'd think the rain would've cooled...
How's your wife
They wouldn't believe what they'd see
A steal at 1
If there's one thing I know
According to you
A murderer would never parade his crime...
You don't sleep much
I didn't ask you to stand in the middle...
L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies - James Stewart
Lisa Carol Fremont - Grace Kelly
Det. Lt. Thomas J. Doyle - Wendell Corey
Stella - Thelma Ritter
Lars Thorwald - Raymond Burr
Miss Lonelyhearts - Judith Evelyn
Songwriter - Ross Bagdasarian
Miss Torso - Georgine Darcy
Woman on Fire Escape - Sara Berner
Man on Fire Escape - Frank Cady
Miss Hearing Aid - Jesslyn Fax
Newlywed - Rand Harper
Mrs. Emma Thorwald - Irene Winston
Newlywed - Havis Davenport
Dancer with Miss Torso - Jerry Antes
Choreographer with Miss Torso - Barbara Bailey
Man with Miss Torso - Benny Bartlett
Minor Role - Nick Borgani
Sunbather - Sue Casey
Woman with Bird - Iphigenie Castiglioni
Minor Role - James Cornell
Detective - Don Dunning
Girl at Songwriter's Party - Marla English
Songwriter's Party Guest with Poodle - Bess Flowers
Radio Announcer - Art Gilmore
Detective - Fred Graham
Girl at Songwriter's Party - Kathryn Grant
Minor Role - Charles Harvey
Policeman - Len Hendry
Songwriter's Clock-Winder - Alfred Hitchcock
Man with Miss Lonelyhearts - Harry Landers
Newlyweds' Landlord - Alan Lee
Policeman - Mike Mahoney
Sunbather - Jonni Paris
Detective - Eddie Parker
Minor Role - Robert Sherman
Man with Miss Torso - Dick Simmons
Carl - Ralph Smiley
Ice Man - Jack Stoney
Detective - Anthony Warde
Jeff's Editor - Gig Young