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    Jeff 

L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies

Played By: James Stewart

  • Deadpan Snarker: He's an Alfred Hitchcock protagonist and he's played by James Stewart, so this is a given.
  • Jerkass Ball: Most of the time he's mild-mannered and well-intentioned, but he can be spiteful and resentful to those closest to him.
  • Last-Name Basis: Everybody calls him "Jeff".
  • Never My Fault: One of his character flaws. In addition to being too stubborn to admit that he's wrong.
  • No Name Given: His first name is never revealed, only the initials.
  • Nosy Neighbor: Jeff is this, but he isn't the usual malicious or gossipy kind. He's just bored, and doesn't pass judgment on his neighbours. He even feels sorry for Miss Lonely-Hearts.
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: He spends the entire film in his pajamas and leg cast.
  • The Peeping Tom: He turns his apartment complex into his own personal entertainment, spying on his neighbours.
  • Right Place, Right Time, Wrong Reason: Jeff only discovers the shady happenings in Thorwald's apartment because he's become a voyeur.
  • Window Watcher: A photographer by nature, when Jeff finds himself bored and unable to work he quickly becomes this. And then the movie happens.

    Lisa 

Lisa Carol Fremont

Played By: Grace Kelly

  • Fashionista: As played by style icon Grace Kelly, she's always decked out in the latest couture and works at a fashion magazine.
  • Genre Savvy: Questions Mrs. Thorwald's whereabouts, due to the fact that the woman "left" without her jewelry or some extra clothing.
  • Girl Friday: She really is his girlfriend, but at the moment, she feels as though there is Unresolved Sexual Tension and they even discuss the trope.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's very beautiful with blonde hair to match, she's just as loving and virtuous too.
  • Heroic Seductress: She's very virtuous and sensual, she uses the promise (events prevent fulfillment) just to distract Jeff from his rear window activities (like checking out Miss Torso).
  • Socialite: Comes from a wealthy family and hob nobs at very posh parties when she isn't visiting Jeff at his apartment.
  • Spoiled Sweet: She comes from a very wealthy family and is seen dressing in couture, is sweet and kind to people around her; Doyle and Stella think she's perfect for Jeff.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: With ample funds and a job at a fashion magazine, Lisa fulfills this part of the trope.
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    Doyle 

NYPD Det. Lt. Thomas J. Doyle

Played By: Wendell Corey

    Stella 

Stella

Played By: Thelma Ritter

  • Cool Old Lady: One of the older characters in the cast, along with being very witty and intuitive when she's not being friendly with Lisa and Jeff.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Even more so than Jeff.
    No thanks I don't want any part of her *gasps at realization*
  • Happily Married: She and her off-screen husband are a couple of "maladjusted misfits" who've been happy for over 20 years.
  • Servile Snarker: She works for Jeff and snarks at his remarks and inability to really commit to Lisa.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Jeff and Lisa.

    Thorwald 

Lars Thorwald

Played By: Raymond Burr

  • Big Bad: He's willing to take whatever lengths to cover up the murder of his wife. Whether by assaulting (and possibly trying to kill Lisa), threatening Jeff, and killing a dog.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Played with, while the bespectacled man killed his wife and a little dog along with attempting to murder another woman more than half his size and a skinny, disabled man, he comes off as quite desperate and pitiful when he confronts Jeff.
  • Henpecked Husband: He's rather put-upon by his wife, and it drives him to murder.
  • Kick the Dog: When the little dog belonging to a neighbouring couple begins to dig around the location of the corpse, Lars kills it.
  • No Name Given: Averted, he and his wife are the only neighbors with a known name.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Thorwald is seeing another woman, one that doesn't figure prominently in the film, but was seen with a large black hat and was likely receiving the trunk containing one of Mrs. Thorwald's body parts.

    Miss Hearing Aid 

The Sculptress

Played By: Jesslyn Fax

    The Newlyweds 

The Newlyweds

Played By: Rand Harper and Havis Davenport
  • Bridal Carry: They're in the apartment but the husband does this after the wedding is completed.
  • Insatiable Newlyweds: Kissing and kissing, they're practically the only neighbors that kept their shades down for a good reason.
  • Unable to Support a Wife: To the Missus's chagrin, her husband quit his job around the time of the wedding.
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    Miss Torso 

Miss Torso

Played By: Georgine Darcy

    Miss Lonelyhearts 

Miss Lonelyhearts

Played By: Judith Evelyn
  • Driven to Suicide: Had she not been entranced by the songwriter's score, she would've succeeded.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: As explained above in Driven to Suicide and likely met up with the Songwriter while out in the courtyard after witnessing Jeff and Thorwald fighting.
  • Glasses Girl: Has a cat eyed pair she wears at home.
  • Old Maid: To her chagrin, she's over 35 and unmarried.
  • Redhead In Green: Wears green a lot which goes well with her auburn hair.

    The Couple with the Dog 

The Couple with the Dog

Played By: Frank Cady and Sara Berner
  • Beware the Nice Ones: They are a couple that didn't bother anyone and loved their dog, but when the dog was killed, the Wife soon delivers a scathing speech directed at her neighbors.
  • Broken Tears: The Wife has this when the dog is discovered dead.
  • Closer to Earth: Averted. The Husband seems the more calmer half of the couple, aside from an argument while they were moving the mattress inside their apartment.
  • Happily Married: In great contrast with the Thorwalds.
  • Heroic Dog: The little dog was the only one aside from Jeff, Lisa, and Stella to suspect something wrong with that flower bed....
  • MacGyvering: They use a rope and a basket as an elevator for their dog.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: She wears some pinks while he's seen in blue.
  • Precious Puppy: Practically a child for the couple and small enough to fit into the basket they lower down for him.
  • Quirky Curls: Likely a perm, but the wife has a curly Lucy Ricardo-like hairdo that fits the quirky activities of her and her husband what with sleeping on the fire escape and making an elevator for their dog.

    The Songwriter 

The Songwriter

Played By: Ross Bagdasarian Sr.
  • Everyone Calls Him Bar Keep: He's a songwriter and called "The Songwriter".
  • Fire-Forged Friends: After his music saves her from attempting suicide and after the chaos of the confrontation between Jeff and Thorwald, he befriends Miss Lonelyhearts.
  • Singer-Songwriter: He writes songs, but sings "Lisa" at the end of the film.

    Anna Thorwald 

Anna Thorwald

Played By: Irene Winston
  • Ill Girl: She's in bed a lot due to an undisclosed (at least to the protagonists and the audience) illness.
  • Jerkass: We don't see much of her, but what we do see isn't pleasant. She throws away a flower her husband gives her with her dinner, and when she overhears a phone conversation with her husband and (what is implied to be) his mistress, rather than get angry or sad, she laughs at him.
  • No Name Given: Averted, she and her husband are the only neighbors with a known name.
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