by Andrea Burke
If you don’t feel like getting out on the town after your long work week, you’re in luck because one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best movies is coming on Turner Classic Movies at 8:00 central time.
Rear Window stars Jimmy Stewart as a photographer whose recent injuries confine him to a wheel chair and has nothing to do but look out his window into the secret lives of his neighbors. Grace Kelly plays the love interest, and if you keep your eyes open, you’ll see TV’s ultimate lawyer, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr in real life), in an important, but mostly silent role.
If you’ve never seen much of Hitchcock’s work (which is almost always superb), this is a great film to start with. And great news for you who are prejudiced against black and white, it’s in color!
Even Better News: if you like Rear Window, there’s more-You can make it a Hitchcock double feature with Shadow of a Doubt which comes on right after Window. (Did I mention TCM doesn’t do commercials during movies?)