The Cloberth‘ Today’s Memory
Premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window
Originally shared by The Cloberth
“Because everything this fellow’s done has been suspicious: trips at night in the rain, knifes, saws, trunks with rope, and now this wife that isn’t there anymore.”
It only takes one witness to spoil the perfect crime.
Rear Window premiered on this date in 1954 as a world benefit at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City, and a month later in general release.
Produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.
With Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr.
Score by Franz Waxman.
Rear Window was nominated for four Academy Awards.
It won the 1955 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture.
Rear Window is #48 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies, # 14 on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Thrills, and # 3 on the AFI 10 Top 10 Mysteries.
It has a 100% certified fresh rating at the website Rotten Tomatoes, and is considered one of Hitchcock’s finest films.
Rear Window was selected by the U.S. Library of Congress, in 1997, for preservation in the National Film Registry, deemed „culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
1954 New York Times review:
Rear Window trailer: