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Rear Window ()


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A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his Greenwich Village courtyard apartment window, and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder, despite the skepticism of his fashion-model girlfriend.

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L.B. Jefferies
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Lisa Fremont
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Tom Doyle
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Stella
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Lars Thorwald
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Miss Lonelyhearts
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Songwriter
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Miss Torso
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Woman on Fire Escape
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Man on Fire Escape
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Miss Hearing Aid
Rand Harper ...
Newlywed
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Emma Thorwald
Havis Davenport ...
Newlywed
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Dancer with Miss Torso (uncredited)
Barbara Bailey ...
Choreographer with Miss Torso (uncredited)
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Man with Miss Torso (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Sue Casey ...
Sunbather (uncredited)
Iphigenie Castiglioni ...
Woman with Bird (uncredited)
James Cornell ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Don Dunning ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Girl at Songwriter's Party (uncredited)
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Songwriter's Party Guest with Poodle (uncredited)
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Radio Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
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Detective (uncredited)
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Girl at Songwriter's Party (uncredited)
Charles Harvey ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Len Hendry ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Songwriter's Clock-Winder (uncredited)
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Man with Miss Lonelyhearts (uncredited)
Alan Lee ...
Newlyweds' Landlord (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Jonni Paris ...
Sunbather (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
Robert Sherman ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Man with Miss Torso (uncredited)
Ralph Smiley ...
Carl (uncredited)
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Ice Man (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
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Jeff's Editor (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

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John Michael Hayes ... (screenplay)
 
Cornell Woolrich ... (short story)

Produced by

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Alfred Hitchcock ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Franz Waxman

Cinematography by

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Robert Burks ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George Tomasini

Art Direction by

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J. McMillan Johnson ... (as Joseph MacMillan Johnson)
Hal Pereira

Set Decoration by

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Sam Comer
Ray Moyer

Makeup Department

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Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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C.O. Erickson ... unit production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Herbert Coleman ... assistant director
Lloyd Allen ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Dorothea Holt ... illustrator (uncredited)
Gene Lauritzen ... construction coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John Cope ... sound recordist
Harry Lindgren ... sound recordist
Howard Beals ... sound editor (uncredited)
Loren L. Ryder ... sound recording mixer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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John P. Fulton ... special photographic effects
Irmin Roberts ... special visual effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Fred Graham ... stunt performer: detective (uncredited)
Ted Mapes ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bud Fraker ... still photographer (uncredited)
Vic Jones ... gaffer (uncredited)
William Schurr ... camera operator (uncredited)
Leonard J. South ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Phil Stern ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Edith Head ... costumer
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Joseff-Hollywood ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Sidney Cutner ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Gus Levene ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Van Cleave ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Irene Ives ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Robert A. Harris ... restored by
Bob Landry ... technical advisor
Richard Mueller ... color consultant: Technicolor
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Fremont and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate. Written by Col Needham

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Taglines The Essential Hitchcock See more »
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Also Known As
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (United States)
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (United Kingdom)
  • Fenêtre sur cour (France)
  • Das Fenster zum Hof (Germany)
  • La ventana indiscreta (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $15,172, 23 Jan 2000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $36,888,916

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to Georgine Darcy, when the man and woman on the fire escape struggle to get in out of the rain was based on a prank by Sir Alfred Hitchcock. Each actor and actress in the apartment complex facing Jeff's rear window wore an earpiece through which they could receive Hitchcock's directions. Hitchcock told the man to pull the mattress in one direction and told the woman to pull in the opposite direction. Unaware that they had received conflicting directions, the couple began to fight and struggle to get the mattress inside once the crew began filming. The resulting mayhem, in which one of the couple is tossed inside the window with the mattress, provided humor and a sense of authenticity, which Hitchcock liked. He was so pleased with the result that he did not order another take. See more »
Goofs After Lisa sees Thorwald tie up the trunk and the camera dollies forward to a close up, there are creaks from the floorboards and footsteps heard from the camera crew. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Excerpt from 'Fancy Free' See more »
Crazy Credits "A Paramount Release" logo at the end is styled as a closing curtain. See more »
Quotes Stella: How much do we need to bail Lisa from jail?
L.B. Jefferies: Well, this is first offense burglary, that's about $250. I have $127.
Stella: Lisa's handbag. Uh... 50 cents. I got $20 or so in my purse.
L.B. Jefferies: And what about the rest?
Stella: When those cops at the station see Lisa, they'll even contribute.
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