At the age of 9, Tommy Woodry has a reputation for telling tall tales — the latest one being that his family is moving from Manhattan to a ranch out west. When the landlord interrupts the Woodrys at dinner to show their about to be vacated apartment, the Woodrys tell Tommy enough is enough. Then that hot summer night Tommy decides to sleep on the fire escape — outside the Kellerton’s apartment, since it is a story higher and gets more breeze. Tommy sees the Kellertons kill a man. Tommy’s parents and the police won’t believe his story. But the Kellertons want to silence him. —IMDb
Dale H. “Ted” Tetzlaff (3 June 1903, Los Angeles, California – 7 January 1995, Sausalito, California) was a noted Academy Award-nominated Hollywood cinematographer active in the 1930s and 1940s. He was particularly favored by actress Carole Lombard. He later became a film director, and directed about a dozen films from 1947 to 1957, most notably the film noir classic The Window.
His father was racecar driver Teddy Tetzlaff (1883–1929). —Wikipedia
I have not seen two characters more ill suited to being parents than Kennedy and Hale in QUITE some time. It's quite a well-paced, technically good little film, but JESUS, they were such horrifying, neglectful bastards. And it all seemed perfectly acceptable within its world? Ugh.