Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries 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.

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  1. Cornell Woolrich


  2. John Michael Hayes


  3. Alfred Hitchcock


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  1. James Stewart

    James Stewart

    L. B. Jefferies

  2. Grace Kelly

    Grace Kelly

    Lisa Carol Fremont

  3. Wendell Corey

    Wendell Corey

    Det. Lt. Thomas J. Doyle

  4. Thelma Ritter

    Thelma Ritter


  5. Raymond Burr

    Raymond Burr

    Lars Thorwald

  6. Judith Evelyn

    Judith Evelyn

    Miss Lonelyheart

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

Budget $1,000,000.00

Revenue $36,764,313.00

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Release Information

  • August 4, 1954
    Theatrical (limited)
  • September 1, 1954
  • September 30, 1983
    PG, Theatrical
  • January 20, 2000



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