Free Afternoon Movie
May 15 Rear Window (1954) 1 hr 52 min.
Professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries (James Stewart) 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 (Grace Kelly) and his visiting nurse Stella (Thelma Ritter) to investigate.
Nominated for 4 Oscars. While shooting, the actors wore flesh-colored earpieces so Hitchcock could radio his directions to them. The struggle on the fire escape was a prank by Hitchcock: he told the man to pull the mattress in one direction and the woman to pull in the opposite direction.