This RKO production, based on a story by Cornell Woolrich and directed by Ted Tetzlaff, earned the Edgar Allan Poe award in 1950.
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Tommy Woodry is a 9 years old boy who likes to make up stories. One night, while trying to sleep on the fire escape because of the heat, Tommy witnesses, through a window, a murder committed by the Kellersons, the couple living upstairs. Neither his father nor his mother believes him when he reports the crime to them. So, the next morning, young Tommy goes to the police station and tells his story to a detective who brings him back to his mother. Just in case, the detective visits the Kellersons's but doesn't find anything suspicious.
As Tommy persists in telling her that their neighbours are murderers, Mary Woodry brings Tommy to the Kellersons and asks him to apologize to them. Now Joe Kellerson would really like to know what the boy saw through the window. So, as Tommy must pass the next night alone in the apartment, Joe plans to frighten him and make him talk. In the company of his wife Jean, Joe takes hold of the kid and decides to get rid of him after having understood that he actually did witness the murder. Tommy escapes, is recaptured by Joe but finally manages to hide in a deserted building nearby. Joe and Jean Kellerson enter the house right after the young boy.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler