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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Did You Know?
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
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
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?
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.
Remade as The Boy Cried Murder