Fingers at the Window (1942)

80m, 2204.01 metres, 8 reels
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American borderline horror film directed by Charles Lederer.

Plot Summary

An axe murderer is on the loose in Chicago . The only survivor is Edwina, but she can't speak so can't offer any clues as to the killer's identity. The man who saved her live, Oliver, believes that someone is hypnotizing lunatics to commit the crimes…


Directed by: Charles Lederer
Copyright MCMXLII [1942] by Loew's Incorporated
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents. Produced by Loew's Incorporated
Produced by: Irving Starr
Screen Play by: Rose Caylor and Lawrence P. Bachmann
From a Story by: Rose Caylor
Directors of Photography: Harry Stradling, Charles Lawton
Film Editor: George Boemler
Musical Score: Bronislau Kaper
Recording Director: Douglas Shearer
Western Electric Sound System
Gowns by: Shoup
Art Director: Cedric Gibbons
Associate: William Ferrari
Set Decorations: Edwin B. Willis

Lew Ayres (Oliver Duffy)
Laraine Day (Edwina ‘Eddie' Brown)
Basil Rathbone (Cesar Ferrari/Dr H. Santelle)
Walter Kingsford (Dr Cromwall)
Miles Mander (Dr Kurt Immelman)
Charles D. Brown (Inspector Gallagher)
Cliff Clark (Lieutenant Allison)
James Flavin (Lieutenant Schaeffer)
Russell Gleason (Ogilvie)
William Tannen (Devlan)
Mark Daniels (Haguey)
Bert Roach (Krum)
Russell Hicks (Dr Chandley)
Charles Wagenheim (Fred F. Bixley)
Robert Homans (Officer O'Garrity)

Alternative Titles

Follia scatenata – Italian title
Schatten am Fenster – German title


Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.134
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.173
Serial Killer Cinema: An Analytical Filmography by Robert Cetti p.169-170