|Aliases:||L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies|
|Location:||Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York|
|Status:||Deceased by virtue of time era|
|First:||Rear Window (1954)|
L.B. Jefferies was a photographer who suffered a broken leg during an incident at a racetrack. Confined to a wheelchair while he recuperated, he remained stuck inside his Greenwich Village apartment with his in-house nursing assistant, Stella, to attend him.
Left with little to do but to spy on his neighbors in the apartment across the street, Jefferies took note of a suspicious man named Lars Thorwald, whom he believed had murdered his wife. He contacted the police, but there was little they could do as there was no probable cause to look into Thorvald. Jefferies' boyfriend, Lisa Carol Fremont, became involved in the mystery as well, at great risk to herself.
After making things quite complicated for Thorwald, the so-called salesman decided to take matters into his own hand and finish Jefferies for good. He broke into his apartment and attacked the helpless photographer, throwing him out of the window of his building (thus breaking his other leg), before being captured by police. Though injured once again, Jefferies' accusations against Thorwald were validated as the man confessed to murdering his wife.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of L.B. Jefferies was created by director Alfred Hitchcock and screenwriter John Michael Hayes based on concepts developed by author Cornell Woolrich.