Rear Window

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Plot – Photojournalist Jeff is immobilized at home because of a broken leg and he has to deal with the rude nurse Stella and his girlfriend Lisa, eager to marry him. Jeff monitors the lives of his neighbors from the window to distract himself. He notices that a woman has mysteriously disappeared. Therefore, he becomes a detective. The woman’s husband, a traveller salesman, is the main suspect. Here Grace Kelly, radiant and lively, is at the height of her beauty. The story, which ends with a growing rhythm, takes place in a building rebuilt entirely in the studio: the technical skills allow the director to show all his experience in balancing the movements of the characters and the camera in a perfect narrative device. Led by the hand of Hitchcock’s brilliant narrative, the viewer becomes the witness of the various people who live in the building, in complete sympathy with Jeff, participating, helpless, to the dramatic ending.

Movie Info

Title Rear Window

Year 1954

Director Alfred Hitchcock

GenreThriller,Mystery

Top 14 Quotes of “Rear Window” Movie

“A murderer would never parade his crime in front of an open window.”
Grace Kelly – Lisa Carol Fremont

“Every man’s ready to get married when the right girl comes along.”
Thelma Ritter – Stella

“A woman never goes anywhere but the hospital without packing makeup, clothes, and jewelry.”
Grace Kelly – Lisa Carol Fremont

“According to you, people should be born, live, and die in the same place.”

Grace Kelly – Lisa Carol Fremont

“- Lisa: How’s your leg?
– Jeff: Hurts a little.
– Lisa: Your stomach?
– Jeff: Empty as a football.
– Lisa: And your love life?
– Jeff: Not too active.
– Lisa: Anything else bothering you?”
Grace Kelly – Lisa Carol Fremont

James Stewart – L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jefferies

“- Jeff: Would you fix me a sandwich, please?
– Stella: Yes, I will. And I’ll spread a little common sense on the bread.”
James Stewart – L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jefferies

Thelma Ritter – Stella

“- Lisa: What’s a logicalexplanation 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.”
Grace Kelly – Lisa Carol Fremont

James Stewart – L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jefferies

“When two people love each other, they come together – WHAM – like two taxis on Broadway.”
Thelma Ritter – Stella

“When I married Miles, we were both a couple of maladjusted misfits. We are still maladjusted misfits, and we have loved every minute of it.”
Thelma Ritter – Stella

“Intelligence. Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence.”
Thelma Ritter – Stella

“- Jeff: She wants me to marry her.
– Stella: That’s normal.
– Jeff: I don’t want to.
– Stella: That’s abnormal.”

James Stewart – L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jefferies

Thelma Ritter – Stella

“- Lisa: Today’s a very special day.
– Jeff: It’s just another run-of-the-mill Wednesday. The calendar’s full of ’em.”
Grace Kelly – Lisa Carol Fremont

James Stewart – L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jefferies

“- Lisa: I wish I were creative.
– Jeff: You are. You’re great at creating difficult situations.”
Grace Kelly – Lisa Carol Fremont

James Stewart – L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jefferies

“- Jeff: Why would a man leave his apartment three times on a rainy night with a suitcase and come back three times?
– Lisa: He likes the way his wife welcomes him home.”
James Stewart – L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jefferies

Grace Kelly – Lisa Carol Fremont