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Plot, Details & Awards

The Window

(1991)
Not Yet Rated In Theaters 05/16/1991 , 73min.
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Plot & Details

Widely regarded as a "model" B-movie thriller, The Window stars Bobby Driscoll as a young boy prone to fibs. Thus, no one believes him when he claims to have seen a murder in a neighboring apartment. No one, that is, except the killers (Paul Stewart and Ruth Roman). Realizing he won't get any help from his parents (Barbara Hale and Arthur Kennedy) or the law, the boy must figure out a way to save himself from being shut up permanently by the murderers. The film's hair-rising and oft-imitated climax, which takes place in a rotting abandoned tenement, has lost none of its edge over the past five decades. A much-needed hit for financially strapped RKO Radio Pictures, The Window was remade in 1960 as The Boy Cried Murder.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1949 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Frederic Knudtson Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1949 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Film - Any Source Ted Tetzlaff Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1949 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Film - Any Source Ted Tetzlaff Nominated

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1949 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Screenplay Mel Dinelli Won

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