Film - Rear Window (1954) - Presented by Terry Meehan
Photojournalist L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries (James Stewart) is laid up with a broken leg and has nothing better to do than spy on his neighbors across the courtyard of his Greenwich Village apartment. With binoculars and zoom lens cameras he spends hours observing the comedies, dramas and tragedies taking place across the way. Did Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr) just do away with his bedridden wife? Jeff’s high society girlfriend (Grace Kelly) and a wise-cracking visiting nurse (Thelma Ritter) discourage such irresponsible voyeurism—until they too suspect foul play. Terry Meehan concludes the first part of his series on Hitchcock in the Fifties Part 1, introducing each film with an original video presentation, followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.