2. Witness to Murder (1954) NEW – This was a new film for us probably because Hitchcock’s Rear Window released a month later continues to cast such a long shadow. The stories are similar. Here, Barbara Stanwyck gets up to close a window and sees what appears to be a murder in a neighboring apartment. When she can’t convince the police, she begins to investigate herself. George Saunders is great as the sleazy suspected murderer. A solid if not spectacular film.