Confined to his New York apartment with a broken leg, professional photographer L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbours. One afternoon, he witnesses a scene that leaves him wondering if a man across the courtyard murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont (Grace Kelly) to investigate.
Alfred Hitchcock was spellbound by Grace Kelly’s cool, blonde elegance and subtle sex appeal – to him, she was ‘a snow- covered volcano’. In the course of only two years, he shot three films with her and he would have loved to make a fourth, Marnie (1964). Yet despite his best attempts to persuade her of a comeback – and despite Grace’s own pronounced interest in the role – the Princess of Monaco never returned to the screen after her marriage.
Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, we will show the three classic thrillers directed by Hitchcock starring Grace Kelly.
FREE Admission. Places limited.