1954 – Rear Window

★★★★★ USA. 1h52m. Mystery / Thriller. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by John Michael Hayes (screenplay) and Cornell Woolrich (“It Had To Be Murder”). Cinematography by Robert Burks. Edited by George Tomasini. Music by Franz Waxman. Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey, Raymond Burr.

A photographer is confined to a wheelchair while he mends a broken leg, and while housebound he begins to spy on his neighbors. This leads him to suspect one of his neighbors has committed murder. Considered by many filmgoers, critics, and scholars to be one of Hitchcock’s best and one of the greatest films ever made.

1955 – To Catch A Thief

★★★★☆ USA. 1h46m. Romance / Thriller. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by John Michael Hayes (screenplay) and David Dodge (“To Catch A Thief”). Cinematography by Robert Burks. Edited by George Tomasini. Music by Lyn Murray. Starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Brigitte Auber, Charles Vanel, Jean Martinelli.

The film stars Cary Grant as a retired cat burglar who has to save his reformed reputation by catching an imposter preying on the wealthy tourists of the French Riviera. Grace Kelly stars opposite him as his romantic interest in her final film with Hitchcock.