Movie House Memories

Rear Window (1954)

Episode #97

Paramount Pictures released Rear Window to theaters on September 1, 1954. Alfred Hitchcock directed film starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Wendell Corey.

‘Rear Window’ Movie Summary

When professional photographer LB Jefferies breaks his leg getting an action shot at an auto race, he finds himself confined to his New York apartment until he recovers. To pass the time, he people watches out his rear window, and observes the daily actions of his neighbors. In time though, he begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard murdered his wife. Jeff asks his high society girlfriend and his visiting nurse to help him investigate.

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Paramount Pictures released Rear Window on September 1, 1954. Alfred Hitchcock directed film starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Wendell Corey.

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  1. Wow, only Patrick puts this in his top 100? That is quite a shocker. What’s your favorite Hitchcock, Chris? I’m a big fan, would probably put 10 of his films in my top 100. Really looking forward to your 100th episode recap show, the 50th was a great show. What comes after saving private Ryan, if you don’t mind my asking?

    1. Yeah, this one rubbed me the wrong way a bit. I’d put Psycho and The Birds ahead of it.

      After Saving Private Ryan is our recap show (it’s actually episode #99.) and then we are reviewing Gone with the Wind which I haven’t seen in about 30 years, so it will be like watching it anew.

      1. What do you think of vertigo and north by northwest? Both are in my top 10. That’s great about the recap show and gone with the wind, looking forward to it.

        1. Btw I just noticed that you’ve reviewed 6 jimmy Stewart films so far, guess he’s really popular with you guys, interesting comment by Matt about how unique he was as an actor.

          1. I’d have to check to see if he’s the most popular. At one time, he and Bruce Willis were tied for most films we’ve reviewed.

  2. I do feel Jimmy Stewart took Lisa for granted. It was like she had to mold to his lifestyle and that was that and I feel he only fell in love with her when she showed herself to be adventurous. I don’t see what her attraction to him was. He brought nothing to her life. I wouldn’t say he was a complete jerk, but he was on his way down that road. Like was noted, it was a film of its time. But do feel there have been better 50’s men portrayed on screen.

    1. I don’t see her attraction to him at all either. That plot point really annoyed me for this one. Do you like this film other than that?

      1. I always liked the suspension and mystery of it. The whole romance thing, I usually gloss over. At least this romance made more sense, to me, than North by Northwest, where they fell in love after one meeting. In my opinion, Hitchcock’s romances aren’t always the highlight in any of his movies. Some make more sense than others-Strangers on a Train is one example and maybe Birds. But I definitely don’t watch them for the romance. If I did I probably couldn’t stomach them

        1. Lori was listening to another podcast whose name is escaping me right now, but on that one the podcaster said that she believed Jeff was impotent and that’s why he acted like he did. That’s a very interesting theory which makes lots of sense to me.

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