PG | | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Sir Alfred Hitchcock supposedly hired Raymond Burr to play Lars Thorwald because he could be easily made to look like his old Producer David O. Selznick, who Sir Alfred Hitchcock felt interfered too much.
Voice on radio:
Men, are you over 40? When you wake up in the morning, do you feel tired and rundown? Do you have that listless feeling...
Jeff's Editor: Congratulations, Jeff!
Jeff: For what?
Jeff's Editor: For getting rid of that cast!
Jeff: Who said I was getting rid of it?
Jeff's Editor: This is Wednesday;...
(at about 1 hr 13 mins) Jeff wheels himself over to the window and bumps his leg (the one in the cast) against the wall below the window, yet he doesn't grimace at all. Once a broken leg in a cast begins healing, it's no more sensitive to such bumps than an uninjured leg.
In addition to the aforementioned "dream sequences", in 1986 Universal also padded the running time by slowing down the action during the main titles. The shades rolled-up so slowly that there was time to play the main title music twice.
$15,172 (USA) (23 January 2000)