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The Window (1949)

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To avoid the heat of a sweltering summer night a 9 year old Manhattan boy decides to sleep on the fire escape and witnesses a murder, no one will believe him.

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At the age of 9, Tommy Woodry has a reputation for telling tall tales -- the latest one being that his family is moving from Manhattan to a ranch out west. When the landlord interrupts the Woodrys at dinner to show their about to be vacated apartment, the Woodrys tell Tommy enough is enough. Then that hot summer night Tommy decides to sleep on the fire escape -- outside the Kellerson's apartment, since it is a story higher and gets more breeze. Tommy sees the Kellersons kill a man. Tommy's parents and the police won't believe his story. But the Kellersons want to silence him. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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This peril-thrilled adventure in suspense...the terrifically taut story of a boy of too much imagination who was the only witness to a murder...alone against the killers because nobody believed his story! See more »


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21 July 1949 (Mexico)  »

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Das unheimliche Fenster  »

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Trivia

This film was shot in the latter part of 1947 but shelved by RKO boss Howard Hughes and released in 1949. When Bobby Driscoll got his juvenile Oscar in 1950 he was 13 years old. See more »

Goofs

In the confrontation scene between Paul Stewart and Bobby Drisccoll in the apartment, the close-ups are clearly out of focus but were never re-shot. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Woodry: Pop? If you see a thing with your own eyes, it can't be a dream, can it?
Mr. Ed Woodry: You don't want me ever to be ashamed of you, do you?
Tommy Woodry: No pop.
Mr. Ed Woodry: Well don't you see that might happen if you keep this up? People gonna say that Ed Woodry's son doesn't know the difference between what's real and what isn't. Why, they might even say that you're a liar.
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Remade as The Boy Cried Murder (1966) See more »

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A Thrill a Minute! Film Noir at its' BEST!
9 March 2000 | by (Hudson, Florida) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when I was ten. The same age as the terrified young star "Tommy" of the film. I sat on the edge of my seat, glued to the screen as every second of suspense ticked away. A masterpiece to rival even the best of the great Hitchcock Thrillers! I have never seen it released on video, but would be the first to run out and buy it. If it turns up on AMC, DON'T MISS IT!


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