Cornell Woolrich


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Window, The (1949) -- (Movie Clip) The Boy Cried Wolf On location in New York, Bobby Driscoll as "Tommy," loaned out from Disney, terrific opening by cinematographer-turned-director Ted Tetzlaff, Academy Award-nominated editing by Frederic Knudtson, from The Window, 1949, based on a Cornell Woolrich story.
Window, The (1949) -- (Movie Clip) You Never Mean Any Harm Only child Tommy (Bobby Driscoll) with parents (Arthur Kennedy, Barbara Hale), when the landlord shows up acting on a rumor the kid spread earlier in the day, confirming the boy does have a problem with confabulating, in The Window, 1949, from the Cornell Woolrich story The Boy Cried Murder.
Deadline At Dawn (1946) -- (Movie Clip) It Rhymes With Moon Savvy New York taxi-dancer June (Susan Hayward) has volunteered to accompany small-town on-leave sailor Alex (Bill Williams) as he tries to return a bundle of cash he thinks he must have stolen while drunk, in Deadline At Dawn, 1946, from a Cornell Woolrich story.
Deadline At Dawn (1946) -- (Movie Clip) Let's Melt Some Ice Together Sailor Alex (Bill Williams), secretly afraid he’s committed a murder while drunk, is reluctant to part with kindly cabbie Gus (Paul Lukas), but meets taxi-dancer June (Susan Hayward) back at the scene, both discovering they still haven’t found evidence clearing him, in Deadline At Dawn, 1946.
Phantom Lady (1944) -- (Movie Clip) I Slept Like A Guilty Man First scene together for New York engineer Henderson (Alan Curtis) and devoted secretary Carol “Kansas” (Ella Raines), after he’s been convicted of murdering his wife, which we know he didn’t do, Robert Siodmak directing from a Cornell Woolrich novel, in Phantom Lady, 1944.
Phantom Lady (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Too Spoiled And Too Beautiful We learn here that Alan Curtis is professional engineer Henderson, returning home after a date with a mystery woman, with whom he shared a Broadway ticket after his wife stood him up, greeted by cops Regis Toomey, Joseph Crehan, and Thomas Gomez as Burgess, early in Robert Siodmak’s Phantom Lady, 1944.
Phantom Lady (1944) -- (Movie Clip) It Would Be Fun To Laugh Nobody gets a name here, the actors are Alan Curtis, Fay Helm, and Andrew Tombes as the bartender, Robert Siodmak directing, from the first novel by writer Cornell Woolrich written under his “William Irish” pseudonym, in Phantom Lady, 1944, also starring Ella Raines and Franchot Tone.
Phantom Lady (1944) -- (Movie Clip) You Sure Know How To Beat It Out Incredible scene from director Robert Siodmak and cinematographer Woody Bredell, heretofore reserved Carol (Ella Raines) now vamped up to get at jazz drummer Cliff (Elisha Cook Jr.), who’s known to be hiding evidence that could have cleared her boss, who’s been convicted of murder, best-known men in the band are Barney Bigard on clarinet and Freddie Slack on piano, in Phantom Lady, 1944.
Phantom Lady (1944) -- (Movie Clip) A Pair Of Hands Carol (Ella Raines), hoping to get her bosses’ murder conviction reversed, flees the rooms of drummer Cliff (Elisha Cook Jr.), after he realized she was seducing him to get information, so as she calls her cop friend, we meet top-billed Franchot Tone, nearly 50 minutes into the picture, who seems to be the guy who paid him to lie, in Phantom Lady, 1944.
Rear Window (1954) -- (Movie Clip) To Cut Up A Human Body Lisa (Grace Kelly) has just given up snuggling on wheelchair-bound "Jeff" (James Stewart), who is now convinced "the salesman" (Raymond Burr) is disposing of his wife's body, then getting her interested, in Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, 1954.
Rear Window (1954) -- (Movie Clip) Open, Here Lie The Broken Bones Following his own credit, one of Alfred Hitchcock's most famous openings, "The Composer" (Ross Bagdasarian) and "Miss Torso" (Georgine Darcy) among the neighbors featured, in the view from James Stewart's apartment, in Rear Window, 1954, co-starring Grace Kelly.
Rear Window (1954) -- (Movie Clip) Empty As A Football First appearance of already much-discussed Lisa (Grace Kelly), pouncing on her reluctant, injured semi-boyfriend "Jeff" Jeffries (James Stewart), celebrating the imminent removal of his cast, in Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, 1954.

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