U.S., 1954, 112 min, DCP, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, Rated PG, Paramount
“Based on a Cornell Woolrich short story, this is one of Hitchcock's finest moments, full of subtle humor and nasty black turns.” —Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
“The most densely allegorical of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpieces, moving from psychology to morality to formal concerns and finally to the theological.” —Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
A photographer in a wheelchair named L.B. Jeffries becomes an unwitting voyeur as he recuperates from a broken leg in his apartment. To pass the time, he watches his neighbors through his rear window, and his casual observations take a sinister turn when he suspects one of them of committing murder. Jeffries enlists the help of his girlfriend Lisa and his nurse Stella in an intense investigation that unfolds entirely within the confines of his apartment. As the tension rises and the danger escalates, Jeffries must rely on his powers of observation to solve the mystery and protect himself and his loved ones from a potential killer lurking in their midst.