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U.S., 1949
Directed by Ted Tetzlaff
Starring Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart, Ruth Roman
Based on a story by Cornell Woolrich
35mm print courtesy of the Film Noir Foundation Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Approx. 73 min.

A tall-tale-telling tenement kid’s eyewitness account of a sailor’s murder is believed by nobody but the killers themselves. From a Cornell Woolrich story, with a special Oscar to child star Bobby Driscoll, whose body would be discovered twenty years later in the rubble of an abandoned New York building. “Edgar” for Best Mystery Film of its year.

Presented with support from the Robert Jolin Osborne Endowed Fund for American Classic Cinema and the Ada Katz Fund for Literature in Film.

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