Rear Window

Thelma Ritter: Hollywood’s Favorite New Yorker


Film historian Christina Putnam introduces the screening.

This Alfred Hitchcock classic stars Jimmy Stewart as a news photographer who’s in a wheelchair while recuperating from a broken leg. Spying on neighbors from his apartment window, he becomes convinced he has witnessed a murder, despite the skepticism of his girlfriend (Grace Kelly). Thelma Ritter, in one of her most memorable roles, plays his nurse.

This film series has received generous support from the Vaughn Foundation.

Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Rear Window

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
(USA, 1954, 112 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater, Digital


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