Six by the Master of Suspense! A Retrospective of Alfred Hitchcock
Hosted by Jeffrey Bender
Hitchcock remains one of the twentieth century’s most recognized and successful filmmakers. His career spanned six decades and over fifty films, from early silent cinema to his masterpieces of suspense in Hollywood. Hitchcock’s passion for technical innovation and visual narrative helped shape the development of modern cinema.
Jeffrey Bender has hosted The Hollywood Classics and International Film Clubs at The Westdale. He returns to our theatre to continue the World Masterworks Series, where he will introduce us to the best of international cinema.
1954 Mystery, Thriller
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, & Raymond Burr
Nominated for four Academy Awards
Professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jefferies breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate.