Posted on January 6, 2014 by linda
REAR WINDOW (1954)
SATURDAY JANUARY 25 AT 7 PM
PRESENTED BY LUCAS THEATRE
PART OF THE JIMMY STEWART WEEKEND
Adventuresome photographer L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his wheelchair in a small apartment while healing a broken leg. In the sweltering New York City summer, Jeff rarely sleeps and passes the time by watching the goings-on of his motley assortment of neighbors – a frustrated yet fun-loving composer, a middle-aged couple with a small dog, a dancer who seems to enjoy practicing her routines while scantily clad, a pair of reclusive newlyweds, a lonely woman who seems to live in a fantasy world, and a salesman and his invalid wife.
When the salesman’s wife inexplicably disappears, and the husband (Raymond Burr) starts acting suspiciously, Jeff thinks he may have murdered her. Unfortunately, he has no proof and no one seems to believe him. Finally, his girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly) and his nurse Stella (Thelma Ritter) come up with a plan to catch the killer red-handed. But doing so could put all of their lives in danger.
The film was nominated for four Oscars, is on numerous “best” lists and was selected by the Library of Congress for placement on the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 112 mins. Rated PG. Color. 1.66 : 1.
Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 student/senior. Available by calling 912-525-5050 or online. Eligible for use with the Lucas Theatre Movie Pass.