The Straits Times
Published on Oct 24, 2012

Producing team wins rights to stage Hitchcock's Rear Window


NEW YORK (AP) - A producing team has won the theatrical stage rights to Rear Window, the noir tale that Alfred Hitchcock made into a classic film.

Producer Charlie Lyons, director Jay Russell and actor Tim Guinee announced on Wednesday that their two-year hunt for the rights has been successful, and they're hoping to mount the show on Broadway.

Rear Window is based on a Cornell Woolrich short story, It Had to Be Murder, that was first published in Feb 1942 in Dime Detective Magazine.

The film version, starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, tells the story of a wheelchair-bound witness to a possible murder.