The Shadow on the Window (1957)

Genres - Adventure, Crime  |   Release Date - Mar 6, 1957 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Musical comedy star Betty Garrett goes dramatic big-time in the hostage drama Shadow on the Window. Betty plays Linda Atlas, the mother of seven-year-old Petey Atlas (portrayed by Jerry "The Beaver" Mathers). When Petey witnesses a murder committed by a trio of juvenile delinquents, he wanders off in a state of shock. The three punks (John Barrymore Jr., Corey Allen and Gerald Sarricini) kidnap Linda, who's also witnessed their crime, holding her prisoner to keep the boy from talking -- if and when he recovers. Meanwhile, the authorities launch a frenzied manhunt in search of the catatonic boy, led by Petey's dad, police officer Tony Atlas (Phil Carey).

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rescue, clue, criminal, farming, helpless, hostage, investigator, kidnapping, killing, mother, murder, mute, police, robbery, secretary, shock, silence, tracking [following], victim, witness