Rear Window

Lists: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Psychological Thrillers, Whodunnit, AFI 100 (2007), Classics

Brief Synopsis: "Jefferies has had his leg in a cast for weeks and has nothing to do but watch his neighbors from his window. His voyeurism leads him to think that he’s witnessed a murder. Together with his girlfriend Lisa and his nurse Stella they try to solve the mystery and possibly a murder."

Overall Ranking: 59 (Rank from 1954: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 76.92%
Regular 23.08%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Josh of Classicblanca100
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Cinephile Catherine97
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews90(full review)
Thomas Pollock90
Mesh The Movie Freak90(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch68 - Hitchcock did better in his career.

People Involved

  • Grace Kelly (Lisa Carol Fremont)
  • James Stewart (L. B. Jefferies)
  • Wendell Corey (Det. Lt. Thomas J. Doyle)
  • Thelma Ritter (Stella)
  • Raymond Burr (Lars Thorwald)
  • Judith Evelyn (Miss Lonelyheart)
  • Ross Bagdasarian (Songwriter)
  • Georgine Darcy (Miss Torso)
  • Sara Berner (Woman on Fire Escape)
  • Frank Cady (Man on Fire Escape)
  • Jesslyn Fax (Miss Hearing Aid)
  • Rand Harper (Newlywed)
  • Irene Winston (Mrs. Emma Thorwald)
  • Havis Davenport (Newlywed)
  • Alfred Hitchcock (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Hitchcock Suspense Take 1