Poster

Rear Window ()


Reference View | Change View


A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Director:
Awards:
  • Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations.
  • See more »
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Cast verified as complete

Edit
...
L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies
...
Lisa Carol Fremont
...
Det. Lt. Thomas J. Doyle
...
Stella
...
Lars Thorwald
...
Miss Lonelyhearts
...
Songwriter
Georgine Darcy ...
Miss Torso
...
Woman on Fire Escape
...
Man on Fire Escape
...
Miss Hearing Aid
Rand Harper ...
Newlywed
Irene Winston ...
Mrs. Emma Thorwald
Havis Davenport ...
Newlywed
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Antes ...
Dancer with Miss Torso (uncredited)
Barbara Bailey ...
Choreographer with Miss Torso (uncredited)
...
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)
...
Girl at Songwriter's Party (uncredited)
...
Songwriter's Party Guest with Poodle (uncredited)
...
Radio Announcer / Trailer Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
...
Detective (uncredited)
...
Girl at Songwriter's Party (uncredited)
Charles Harvey ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Len Hendry ...
Policeman (uncredited)
...
Songwriter's Clock-Winder (uncredited)
...
Man with Miss Lonelyhearts (uncredited)
Alan Lee ...
Newlyweds' Landlord (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Jonni Paris ...
Sunbather (uncredited)
...
Detective (uncredited)
Robert Sherman ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
...
Man with Miss Torso (uncredited)
Ralph Smiley ...
Carl (uncredited)
...
Ice Man (uncredited)
...
Detective (uncredited)
...
Jeff's Editor (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

Edit
Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

Edit
John Michael Hayes ... (screenplay)
 
Cornell Woolrich ... (based on the short story by)

Produced by

Edit
Alfred Hitchcock ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

Edit
Franz Waxman ... (music score)

Cinematography by

Edit
Robert Burks ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Edit
George Tomasini

Art Direction by

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

Set Decoration by

Edit
Sam Comer
Ray Moyer

Costume Design by

Edit
Edith Head ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

Edit
Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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

Art Department

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

Sound Department

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

Visual Effects by

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

Stunts

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

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
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

Edit
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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

Other crew

Edit
Bob Landry ... technical advisor
Richard Mueller ... Technicolor color consultant
Robert A. Harris ... producer: 2000 film restoration (uncredited)
Michael Hyatt ... assistant restorationist: 2000 film restoration (uncredited)
Irene Ives ... script supervisor (uncredited)
James C. Katz ... producer: 2000 film restoration (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines The Essential Hitchcock See more »
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
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)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 112 min
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

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?

Edit
Trivia According to Georgine Darcy, the scene in which the man and woman on the fire escape struggle in their attempt to get in out of the rain can be attributed to a prank by Alfred Hitchcock. Each actor 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 scene. The resulting mayhem in which one of the couple is tossed inside the window with the mattress provided humor and a sense of authenticity to the scene which Hitchcock liked. He was so pleased with the result that he did not order another take. See more »
Goofs (at about 1 hr 13 mins) Jeff wheels himself over to the window and bumps his leg (the one in the cast) against the wall below the window, yet he doesn't grimace at all. Once a broken leg in a cast begins healing, it's no more sensitive to such bumps than an uninjured leg. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Excerpt from 'Fancy Free' See more »
Quotes Stella: Intelligence. Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence.
See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed