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When I was about 6 to 8 years old (1972-1974), I remember seeing a clip on TV of a man shoving another man out of a high window. It was a black-and-white clip from an old movie. I remember the man yelling as he fell. The "falling" was an old-fashioned special effect--I think the actor was not moving while a fan billowed his clothing. Instead of the actor moving, the building he fell from and the street below were moved closer to the camera to make it look like he was falling. For some reason, I'm connecting this maybe with a special on violence in movies. I want to say that the same program that showed that clip also showed the famous lady-in-a-wheelchair scene with Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death.

Does anyone know what movie that falling clip could be from? Any help for this 57-year-old would be appreciated.
 

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On second thought, this probably should be moved to the Movies area because you're talking about a black and white movie. It could be The Dark Corner (1946) with Mark Stevens, Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb and William Bendix. That scene involves the last two actors I noted in this post.

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It sounds like 'MIRAGE' (1965), starring Gregory Peck whose character is grappling with another man in an office, during a blackout in the building.
 

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