Director: Alfred Hitchock.
Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr. USA 1954. 112 mins.
When James Stewart’s photojournalist is confined to his apartment with a broken leg in a sweltering summer in New York, he begins to observe constantly the lives of those around him. Passive activity evolves into voyeuristic obsession, until he thinks he has witnessed a murder… One of Hitchcock’s most celebrated and morally complex films, with the camera restrained as tightly as the incapacitated protagonist and aligned to his privileged and restricted point of view. Mordant wit, nail-biting suspense and a gallery of superb performances, not least from Raymond Burr as the victimised murderer across the way.