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SPOILER ALERT: I've noticed that in a few of the reviews, people seem to be combining certain aspects of the two murders.
When Richard Blaney's wife, Brenda, is being murdered in her office early on in the film, two passersby are walking along the street below. When Brenda's receptionist finds the body and screams, the two women down below hear that but keep on walking.
Later on in the film, as the second murder (Babs, the barmaid) is occurring, we see the camera slowly descending the stairway out onto the street, where people are walking by, oblivious to what's happening inside. That's the image we're left with for that particular murder (until we see a brief flashback later on).
Some folks seem to be linking the murder of Brenda and the descending shot down the stairway, out onto the street, into one scene, but they're completely separate (and chilling) scenes. Just saw the film again this past weekend on TV Ontario, so that's why the chronology is fresh in my mind.
And, for what it's worth, this is Hitchcock in fine form. The way in which he was able to combine horror and humor remains classic. Another strength is that Hitchcock sustained tension and suspense throughout this film, but did so with a deft, minimalist hand. Filmmakers of today could take a page from his book. (Many seem to think they have, but it was the unauthorized version.)
Some have commented on how unlikable these characters are. I think Hitch's point was that they be that way precisely because, even though they're unlikable and not nearly as attractive or charismatic as the characters in his previous films, they still don't deserve the bad things that happen to them (Richard Blaney didn't deserve to be wrongly accused of Bob Rusk's murders, neither Brenda nor Babs deserved to die the way they did, etc.).