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The Window (1949)

The Window

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In this melodrama, Bobby Driscoll stars as a young boy prone to fibs. Thus, no one believes Driscoll when he claims to have seen a murder in a neighboring apartment. No one, that is, except the killers. With no help from his parents or the law, Driscoll must save himself.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Mel Dinelli, Cornell Woolrich
Runtime:
RKO Radio Pictures

Cast

Arthur Kennedy
as Mr. Ed Woodry
Barbara Hale
as Mrs. Mary Woodry
Bobby Driscoll
as Tommy Woodry
Ruth Roman
as Mrs. Jean Kellerson
Paul Stewart
as Mr. Kellerton
Richard Benedict
as Drunken Seaman
Jim Nolan
as Stranger on Street
Lee Phelps
as Police Officer
Eric Mack
as Police Officer
Charles Flynn
as Police Officer
Budd Fine
as Police Officer
Carl Faulkner
as Police Officer
Lloyd Dawson
as Police Officer
Carl Saxe
as Police Officer
Lee Kass
as Reporter
Tex Swan
as Milkman
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Critic Reviews for The Window

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Gripping and realistic.

Full Review… | December 27, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

August 11, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

July 14, 2005
rec.arts.movies.reviews

December 5, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for The Window

66 years later and the story still works .The boy that cried wolf story with some tension and scares.

bill s.
bill secor

I found myself drifting off, but this was probably good for its time. The one thing that really stands out to me is Bobby Driscoll, who was excellent in his role and who I think is one of the finest child actors in the history of film. (First and only viewing - 3/19/2014)

½

While The Window starts and ends as a light hearted, family values reiteration of Peter and the Wolf, what's found in between is an edge of your seat thriller. Disney loaned Bobby Driscoll is great as the desperate kid left on his own to escape a murderous couple after he has reported witnessing their crime and no one believes him due to his history of dishonesty. The final David and Goliath showdown is particularly thrilling as the boy is chased through a condemned tenement which begins disintegrating around them.

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