“Rear Window” quotes(1954)
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.
All actors – James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn, Ross Bagdasarian, Georgine Darcy, Sara Berner, Frank Cady, Jesslyn Fax, Rand Harper, Irene Winston, Havis Davenport, Jerry Antes, Barbara Bailey, Benny Bartlett, Nick Borgani, Sue Casey, Iphigenie Castiglioni, James Cornell, Don Dunning, Marla English, Bess Flowers, Art Gilmore, Fred Graham, Kathryn Grant, Charles Harvey, Len Hendry, Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Landers, Alan Lee, Mike Mahoney, Jonni Paris, Eddie Parker, Robert Sherman, Dick Simmons, Ralph Smiley, Jack Stoney, Anthony Warde, Gig Youngshow all
“Rear Window” Quotes 14 quotes
“A murderer would never parade his crime in front of an open window.”
“Every man's ready to get married when the right girl comes along.”
“According to you, people should be born, live, and die in the same place.”
“- 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?”
“When two people love each other, they come together - WHAM - like two taxis on Broadway.”
“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.”
“Intelligence. Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence.”
“- Jeff: She wants me to marry her.
- Stella: That's normal.
- Jeff: I don't want to.
- Stella: That's abnormal.”
“- Lisa: Today's a very special day.
- Jeff: It's just another run-of-the-mill Wednesday. The calendar's full of 'em.”
“- 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.”