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Rear Window (1954) was a Mystery - Romance Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock.

The film was based on the short story It Had to Be Murder written by Cornell Woolrich published in Dime Detective Magazine in Feb 1942.

Rear Window was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1997.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyRobert BurksNominated
Best DirectorAlfred HitchcockNominated
Best WritingJohn Michael HayesNominated

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Rear Window Photo Gallery

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 22, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm featuring photos, posters, and sketches from director Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller Rear Window (1954). The photo above shows Hitch conferring with stars James Stewart and Grace Kelly. Director Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954) is a crackling suspense story about a photograp... Read full article

DOUBLE BILL #1 Rear Window (1954) and Vertigo (1958)

By Carol Martinheira on Apr 10, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #1 Rear Window (1954) and Vertigo (1958) On April 10, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized A while ago, I wrote an article about the many similarities and differences between All About Eve (1950) and Sunset Boulevard (1950). It wasn’t really a comparison piece per... Read full article

Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jan 14, 2017 From The Stop Button

Rear Window is an absurdly good time. It’s breathtakingly produced and the set is a marvel on its own, but it’s also an absurdly good time. You’ve got Thelma Ritter chastising James Stewart not just for peeping, she also chastises him for not being serious enough about Grace Kelly. How could it not ... Read full article

23 Paces to Baker Street (or, Van Johnson's Rear Window)

By Rick29 on May 23, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Van Johnson and Vera Miles in lieu of Stewart and Kelly. Although based on a 1938 novel by Philip MacDonald, this 1956 London-set mystery owes a lot to Rear Window (1954). In Hitchcock's classic, James Stewart was a wheelchair-bound photographer who enlists the aid of his girlfriend and house-keepe... Read full article

1001 Classic Movies: Rear Window

By Amanda Garrett on Feb 15, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Rear Window (1954), starring Grace Kelly and James Stewart, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). Today, I'm continuing February's ... Read full article

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Quotes from

Lisa: What's a logical explanation for a woman taking a trip with no luggage?
Jeff: That she didn't know she was going on a trip and where she was going she wouldn't need any luggage.
Lisa: Exactly.

Lisa: The last thing Mrs. Thorwald would leave behind would be her wedding ring. Stella, do you ever leave yours at home?
Stella: The only way somebody would get that would be to chop off my - finger. Let's go down to the garden and find out what's buried there.
Lisa: Why not? I always wanted to meet Mrs. Thorwald.

Jeff: What about the knife and saw I saw him wrapping up in newspaper?
Lt. Doyle: Do you own a saw?
Jeff: Well... yeah. At home in my garage, I keep...
Lt. Doyle: How many people did you cut up with it?

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Facts about

During the month-long shoot Georgine Darcy, who played "Miss Torso", "lived" in her apartment all day, relaxing between takes as if really at home.
One thousand arc lights were used to simulate sunlight. Thanks to extensive pre-lighting of the set, the crew could make the changeover from day to night in under forty-five minutes.
All the apartments in Thorwald's building had electricity and running water, and could be lived in.
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