Adapted by David Cooperman from the story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Cast: 6m., 4w. (doubling possible.) Before the film "Home Alone" there was Vonnegut's "Next Door." It's a story of Paul Leonard, a nine-year-old boy left at home to deal with is immature big brother, Joe. Paul also must contend with the constant fighting of the Hargers, his next-door neighbors. When Joe abandons Paul, the Hargers get in a near murderous fight that only the boy can prevent. Paul calls for the help of All-Night Sam, the Hargers favorite radio host. All-Night Sam comes to the rescue, but Paul has wrongly assumed that Mr. Harger is fighting with his wife, creating a comically frightful situation. One int. set. Approximate Running Time: 25 minutes.