Fingers at the Window
Fingers at the Window is a 1942 film directed by Charles Lederer and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
|Fingers at the Window|
|Directed by||Charles Lederer|
|Produced by||Irving Starr|
|Written by||Rose Caylor|
|Music by||Bronislau Kaper|
|Cinematography||Charles Lawton Jr.|
Harry Stradling Sr.
|Edited by||George Boemler|
|22 April 1942|
An axe murderer stalks Chicago. After six murders, the police identify six suspects, all of whom are lunatics not responsible for the crimes. Only one victim, socialite Edwina Brown (Laraine Day), has survived; she was rescued by actor Oliver Duffy (Lew Ayres).
After a second attempt on Edwina, Oliver deduces that the crimes are not random. He believes that someone is hypnotizing different people to commit each murder, but his far-fetched hypothesis leaves the police and Edwina skeptical.
- Lew Ayres as Oliver Duffy
- Laraine Day as Edwina Brown
- Basil Rathbone as Dr. H. Santelle
- Walter Kingsford as Dr. Cromwall
- Miles Mander as Dr. Kurt Immelman
- Charles D. Brown as Inspector Gallagher
- Cliff Clark as Lt. Allison
- James Flavin as Lt. Schaeffer
- Russell Gleason as Ogilvie
- William Tannen as Devlan
- Mark Daniels as Haguey
- Bert Roach as Krum
- Russell Hicks as Dr. Chandley
- Charles Wagenheim as Fred Bixley
- Robert Homans as Officer O'Garrity
The film made $288,000 in the US and Canada and $260,000 elsewhere, making a profit of $29,000.
The New York Times wrote, "this intended 'chiller' is decidedly soft and lukewarm," whereas Leonard Maltin called it an "Entertaining mystery".
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- "Fingers at the Window (1942)". BFI.
- "Fingers at the Window (1942) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.