The Window

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The Window is a 1949 American black-and-white suspense film noir, based on the short story "The Boy Cried Murder" (reprinted as "Fire Escape") by Cornell Woolrich about a lying boy who suspects that his neighbors are killers. The film, which was a... read more
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The Window is a 1949 American black-and-white suspense film noir, based on the short story "The Boy Cried Murder" (reprinted as "Fire Escape") by Cornell Woolrich about a lying boy who suspects that his neighbors are killers. The film, which was a critical success, was produced by Frederic Ullman, Jr. for $210,000 but earned much more, making it a box office hit for RKO Pictures. The film was directed by Ted Tetzlaff, who worked as a cinematographer on over 100 films, including another successful suspense film, Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946). For his performance in this film, Bobby Driscoll was presented with a miniature Oscar statuette as the outstanding juvenile actor of 1949 at the 1950 Academy Awards ceremony.

Original Release

05/09/1949

US Release

05/10/1949

Cast

Barbara Hale Mary Woodry
Bobby Driscoll Tommy / Tommy Woodry
Arthur Kennedy Ed Woodry
Paul Stewart Joe Kellerson
Ruth Roman Jean Kellerson
Richard Benedict Murdered Seaman / Murdered Seaman (Uncredited)
James Nolan Stranger on Street
Anthony Ross Detective Ross
Tom Coleman Cop Carrying Stretcher / Cop Carrying Stretcher (Uncredited)
Lloyd Dawson Police Officer / Police Officer (Uncredited)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ted Tetzlaff

Writers

Mel Dinelli, Cornell Woolrich

Cast

Barbara Hale Mary Woodry
Bobby Driscoll Tommy / Tommy Woodry
Arthur Kennedy Ed Woodry
Paul Stewart Joe Kellerson
Ruth Roman Jean Kellerson
Richard Benedict Murdered Seaman / Murdered Seaman (Uncredited)
James Nolan Stranger on Street
Anthony Ross Detective Ross
Tom Coleman Cop Carrying Stretcher / Cop Carrying Stretcher (Uncredited)
Lloyd Dawson Police Officer / Police Officer (Uncredited)
Carl Faulkner Police Officer / Police Officer (Uncredited)
Budd Fine Police Officer / Police Officer (Uncredited)
Charles Flynn Police Officer / Police Officer (Uncredited)
Lee Kass Reporter / Reporter (Uncredited)
Johnny Kern Observer at Scene / Observer at Scene (Uncredited)
Eric Mack Police Officer / Police Officer (Uncredited)
Lee Phelps Police Officer / Police Officer (Uncredited)
Carl Saxe Police Officer / Police Officer (Uncredited)
Edgar Small Bit Part
Brick Sullivan Police Officer / Police Officer (Uncredited)

Producers

Editors

Frederic Knudtson

1950OscarBest Film Editing Nominated
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