L.B ‘Jeff’ Jeffries is a photographer used to travelling all over the world, but one photo too many at a race track left him with a leg in plaster and he is climbing the walls in his apartment.
So he phones his editor:
Jeff: “For six weeks I’ve been sitting in a two room apartment with nothing to do but look out the window at the neighbours.
You gotta get me out of here.
If you don’t pull me out of this swamp of boredom, I’m going to do something drastic.”
Stop whining, Jeffries! You can get visitors like the lovely Lisa and the practical Stella.
The view from the window. Lots happening. How can you be bored.
The sculptor, the dancer and the gardener.
Oops, he’s spotted you. Take cover.
That’s right. take a nap. Thorwald will be paying you a visit.
With thanks to Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr and Hitch.
p.s Any suggestions for what L. B. stands for? (It’s never revealed in the film.)
How about Lionel Billington!