When young Tommy (Bobby Driscoll) sneaks out of his bedroom and onto the fire escape of his tenement building, he sees two neighbors, Joe (Paul Stewart) and Jean Kellerson (Ruth Roman), murder a sailor (Richard Benedict). Tommy, who has been reprimanded before by his parents for telling phony stories, informs his mother (Barbara Hale) of the crime, but she does not believe him. After his mother leaves to attend to a sick relative, Tommy worries that the Kellersons will try to kill him, too.
Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Writer: Cornell Woolrich
Producer: Frederic Ullman Jr. and Dore Schary
Cast: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart, Ruth Roman, Anthony Ross, Richard Benedict, Jim Nolan, Ken Terrell, Lee Phelps, Eric Mack, Charles Flynn, Budd Fine, Carl Faulkner, Lloyd Dawson, Lee Kass and Tex Swan