He likes to watch.
Confined to a wheelchair as he rehabs a broken leg, amiable Jimmy Stewart starts peeking at the neighbors with his trusty binoculars, only to stumble across murder most foul.
Our long ‘n lanky hero sees right through sweaty Raymond Burr, down there disposing of his “recently-departed” wife, but convincing anyone else of his suspicions may not be as easy as hoped.
One of Alfred Hitchcock’s best films, it earned the legendary director the fourth of his five Oscar noms as Best Director.
That he never won the award? The biggest crime of all.