Rear Window – Alternative Ending

My husband was out today, so I had the day and the remote control all to myself.  Being at somewhat of a loose end, I decided to boot up Netflix and watch a movie.

I love old movies, especially ones set in the 1950s.  It was an era of when men were men and women were women.  With that in mind, I decided to watch Rear Window with the handsome James Stewart and the stunning Grace Kelly.

I think that most people have probably seen this movie.  If you haven’t, what have you being doing with your life???

The story begins with James Stewart’s character L. B. Jefferies (being stuck in a full leg plaster cast), gazing out the rear window of his apartment, watching all the comings and goings of his neighbours.

For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, I won’t divulge the whole plot.  Now, there is a scene in the movie, when L.B. Jefferies girlfriend Lisa Freemont (played by Grace Kelly) decides to investigate the suspicious goings on of one of Jeff’s neighbours.  In this scene she and Jeff’s nurse are supposed to be checking out something in the safe confines of the shared garden below but Lisa decides that she wants to take things a little further than planned.  Poor Jeff, stuck in a wheelchair, watches in horror as Lisa scales the fire escape ladders and begins to search the suspect’s apartment .

Being that this moving is set in the 1950s, an era when husband’s supposedly ruled the roost.  Don’t you think that Lisa would have had consequences for putting herself in such terrible danger?

I know if I were writing this story, it wouldn’t have ended the way it did.  It would have ended with Lisa getting her bottom well and truly roasted by Jeff because she chose to put herself in mortal danger and then being held lovingly afterwards, while he desperately tried to convince himself that she was truly safe and unharmed (except for the warm butt, of course).




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  1. Carol Chase says:

    Hi Darcie
    Wondering how you are doing?
    Signed up for your newsletter. Thought I had,
    I will have to look up the Movie. I love historical romance and movies. Specially like the 50’s and the 1700-1800’s
    Have a nice evening. Tell your husband wish him well.
    Chat with ya later.
    Email me when ever you want.
    Carol Chase

  2. Carol Chase says:

    I had to sign up under my other email address

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