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>
It never lets you go!
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Did You Know?
In the 1950 Academy Awards, Bobby Driscoll
won the Oscar for the most outstanding juvenile actor of 1949, in response to his work in this film as well as Disney's tearjerker, So Dear to My Heart
(1948). The award was not given every year, but only when exceptional acting was performed by a child. See more
After Tommy writes his note he leans it against a coffee cup. When Mr. Kelerson reads it, he lays it flat on the table. In the next shot of the kitchen table, the note is again leaning against the coffee cup. See more
[as Tommy goes home in a police car
And that's all the truth.
That was some jump, son!
I'm never gonna be a fireman. I don't like jumpin' in those nets.
Mr. Ed Woodry
I'm proud of you, Tommy, and from now on I'll believe you.
I'm glad, Pop. From now on I promise I'll never make up another story.
Mrs. Mary Woodry
That'll make us all happy.
Mr. Ed Woodry
I'll bet when we all get down to the station all the guys are going to point to me and say ther goes Tommy Woodry's father.
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The roll of "Tommy" played by BOBBY DRISCOLL by special arrangement with WALT DISNEY See more
Referenced in One Hour in Wonderland