About

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries 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 and his visiti...

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Directed by

Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

Cornell Woolrich (Author)
John Michael Hayes (Screenplay)

Runtime

112 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

It only takes one witness to spoil the perfect crime.

Cast

Keywords

nurse neighbor voyeurism photographer girlfriend apartment salesman suspicion of murder convalescence homebound

Photos

Lists

#44 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#41 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#48 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#103 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Color Robert Burks

Oscar nomination for Best Sound, Recording

Oscar nomination for Best Director Alfred Hitchcock

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay John Michael Hayes