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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 84
Notable as: Thriller, Award-Winning WorkGenre: crime film, mystery film, film adaptationNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 112 - 150 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Alfred HitchcockScreenwriter: John Michael Hayes, Cornell WoolrichMusic: Franz WaxmanCinematography: Robert BurksStars: James Stewart, Wendell Corey, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr, Thelma Ritter, Mike Mahoney, Judith Evelyn, Jesslyn Fax, Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., Rand Harper Producer: Paramount Pictures, Alfred HitchcockStudio: Paramount PicturesAwards won: National Film RegistryAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color (Robert Burks)
Academy Award for Best Director (Alfred Hitchcock)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (John Michael Hayes)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
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Rear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, written by John Michael Hayes and based on Cornell Woolrich's 1942 short story "It Had to Be Murder". Originally released by Paramount Pictures, the film stars James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr. It was screened at the 1954 Venice Film Festival. The film is considered by many filmgoers, critics and scholars to be one of Hitchcock's best. The film received four Academy Award nominations and was ranked #42 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies list and #48 on the 10th-anniversary edition. In 1997, Rear Window was added to the United States National Film Registry.


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