Rear Window Trailer – Watch Rear Window Movie trailer for the 1954 Paramount film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Rear Window stars James Stewart as L.B. ‘Jeff’ Jeffries, Grace Kelly as Lisa Carol Fremont, Wendell Corey as Detective Thomas J. Doyle, Thelma Ritter as Stella, Raymond Burr as Lars Thorwald, Judith Evelyn as Miss Lonelyhearts, Ross Bagdasarian as the Songwriter and Georgine Darcy as Miss Torso. The screenplay was written by John Michael Hayes based on the short story “It Had to be Murder” by Cornell Woolrich. Music is by Franz Waxman. Rear Window was nominated for four academy awards (Best Director – Alfred Hitchcock; Best Cinematography, Color – Robert Burks; Best Sound, Recording – Loren L. Ryder (Paramount); and Best Writing, Screenplay – John Michael Hayes).