Rear Window - Collector's Edition (1954)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
James Stewart L.B. Jeffries (Jeff)
Grace Kelly Lisa Carol Fremont
Wendell Corey Thomas J. Doyle, detective
Thelma Ritter Stella, the nurse
Raymond Burr Lars Thorwald
Judith Evelyn Miss Lonely Heart
Georgine Darcy Miss Torso, the dancer
Sara Berner Fire Escape Woman
Frank Cady Fire Escape Man
Rand Harper Honeymooner
Jesslyn Fax Miss Hearing Aid
Irene Winston Mrs. Thorwald
Havis Davenport Newlywed
Eddie Parker Songwriter
Mike Mahoney Policeman
Ross Bagdasarian
Benny Bartlett
Movie Details
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 52 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jeffries ( James Stewart ) is confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment. To pass the time between visits from his nurse ( Thelma Ritter ) and his fashion model girlfriend Lisa ( Grace Kelly ), the binocular-wielding Jeffries stares through the rear window of his apartment at the goings-on in the other apartments around his courtyard. As he watches his neighbors, he assigns them such roles and character names as "Miss Torso" ( Georgine Darcy ), a professional dancer with a healthy social life or "Miss Lonelyhearts" ( Judith Evelyn ), a middle-aged woman who entertains nonexistent gentlemen callers. Of particular interest is seemingly mild-mannered travelling salesman Lars Thorwald ( Raymond Burr ), who is saddled with a nagging, invalid wife. One afternoon, Thorwald pulls down his window shade, and his wife's incessant bray comes to a sudden halt. Out of boredom, Jeffries casually concocts a scenario in which Thorwald has murdered his wife and disposed of the body in gruesome fashion. Trouble is, Jeffries' musings just might happen to be the truth. One of Alfred Hitchcock 's very best efforts, Rear Window is a crackling suspense film that also ranks with Michael Powell 's Peeping Tom (1960) as one of the movies' most trenchant dissections of voyeurism. As in most Hitchcock films, the protagonist is a seemingly ordinary man who gets himself in trouble for his secret desires. — Hal Erickson
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Index 658
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/6/03
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 006
Product Details
Edition Collector's Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.66:1 Color (Anamorphic)
1.66:1
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 025192039522
Chapters 18
Release Date 9/1/03
Subtitles Spanish; English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Rear Window Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic". An original documentary on the making of Rear Window featuring interviews with cast members Georgine Darcy, assistant director Herbert Coleman, filmmakers Peter Bogdanovich (Last Picture Show) and Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential) and Pat Hitchcock O'Connell, daughter of Alfred Hitchcock
Featurette: A Conversation with Screenwriter John Michael Hayes
Production Photographs: A poster and photograph gallery from the film
Theatrical Trailer
Re-Release Trailer Narrated by James Stewart
Production Notes
Cast & Filmmakers
DVD-ROM Features including access to the Original Script