Fingers at the Window

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Fingers at the Window
"Fingers at the Window" (1942).jpg
Directed byCharles Lederer
Produced byIrving Starr
Written byRose Caylor
Lawrence Bachmann
StarringLew Ayres
Laraine Day
Basil Rathbone
Music byBronislau Kaper
CinematographyCharles Lawton Jr.
Harry Stradling Sr.
Edited byGeorge Boemler
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
22 April 1942
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$548,000[1]

Fingers at the Window is a 1942 film directed by Charles Lederer and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[2]


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.



Box office[edit]

The film made $288,000 in the US and Canada and $260,000 elsewhere, making a profit of $29,000.[1]


The New York Times wrote, "this intended 'chiller' is decidedly soft and lukewarm,"[3] whereas Leonard Maltin called it an "Entertaining mystery".[4]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ "Fingers at the Window (1942)". BFI.
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  4. ^ "Fingers at the Window (1942) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies.

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