None of Hitchcock's films has ever given a clearer view of his genius for suspense than Rear Window. When professional photographer J.B. "Jeff" Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbours play out across the courtyard. When he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his glamorous socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events... Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in all of film history.
The colour is a bit weird. I don't know how they did colour in 1954 but everyone has mesmerisingly blue eyes. Some of it is a bit dated the stunt for example of falling looks very staged. Most is absolutely awesome, the direction (Hitchcock what more can you say), and the plot. The acting is definitely 50's style, sort of twee and theatrical but not bad in a light hearted drama, James Stewart varies. His comedy (trying to scratch inside a plaster of paris) is very average, his ability to convey the sense of frustration of an ambitious man stuck indoors, is spot on.