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MOVIE: The Window ( 1947)

Based on a story by Cornell Woolrich

Screenplay by Mel Dinelli

Directed by Ted Tetzlaff

Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart, Ruth Roman


Tommy a nine-year-old boy, with a tendency towards tall tales, witnesses a murder. The murders are the Kellersons (Stewart and Roman), the neighbours one floor above. He spies them, through their apartment window,while on the fire escape.

His dad (Kennedy) and mom (Hale) do not believe him. Nor do the police. Tommy is terrified he will be the couple’s next victim. He isn’t far from wrong..

Today’s viewer may be appalled by the parenting this movie displays, but ask someone who was a child back then. They will tell you that’s the way things were!