When Mr. and Mrs. Crane hear the Verbers having a violent argument in the apartment just above them, and then Mr. Verber disappears the next day, they can't help suspecting the worst.

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Judith Evelyn ...
Amelia Verber
Kathleen Maguire ...
Dorothy Crane
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Stanley Crane (as Joseph Mantell)
Robert F. Simon ...
Sgt. Halloran (as Robert Simon)
Ed Kemmer ...
Ben Verber
Grazia Narciso ...
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Leola Wendorff ...
Mrs. Glavetsky (as Laiola Wendorff)
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Stanley Crane is working at his grocery when Mrs. Verber comes in with a badly bruised face. Stanley's wife Dorothy believes that Mr. Verber hits his wife, and is having affairs with other women. Back at home, the Cranes hear the Verbers having a violent argument in the apartment above theirs. The next day, when Mr. Verber is missing, and soon afterward a detective starts poking around the apartment building, the Cranes can't help suspecting the worst. Written by Snow Leopard

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11 December 1955 (USA)  »

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Actress Judith Evelyn also appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's film 'Rear Window', which has a remarkably similar plot. See more »

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Sneaky Subtext
4 February 2016 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Nifty episode with a good kicker I didn't see coming. One thing that helped put the series on the TV map was acting talent. I expect Hitchcock's name had a lot to do with that. Here the principals put that talent on good display. Stanley Crane (Mantell) owns a little neighborhood grocery and lives in a crowded apartment building. Meanwhile, his wife (Maguire) is a snoop who suspects the upstairs neighbors of suspicious doings. She hounds Stanley, but he shrugs her off. Then one day, there's screaming upstairs and a thud and the wife suspects the worst, or is it just her over-active imagination acting up again.

Good peek into the past when there were still small grocery's, women in flouncy skirts, and merchants knew their customers. Then too, I like the ordinary looking cast appropriate for their everyday roles. Sure, the cop (Simon) doesn't really act like a cop. He shares the investigation and confides in Stanley in unprofessional fashion. Nonetheless, consider how cleverly the script uses the final twist to illuminate what's gone before. All in all, it's 30-minutes of Hollywood showing its non-glamor side and to entertaining effect.


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