In a scene just an hour into the film, Jack and his mother (Celeste Holm) walk through the house with the baby. As they do, they pass a background window on the left-hand side that seems to conceal a black outline that resembles a rifle pointed barrel down behind the curtains. As they pass this same window 40 seconds later, the figure of what appears to be a young boy can be seen behind the curtains.
Rumor has it that a nine-year old boy commited suicide with the rifle in the same house where Three Men and a Baby was being filmed. His ghost and the rifle were captured on the final cut of the film.Status: False. The figure of the young boy is actually a cutout "standee" of Jack, wearing a tuxedo and a top hat, which was to be used in a dog food commercial Jack had filmed, but was cut from the final film. The standee does show up later in the film, however, when Jack stands next to it as the baby's mother comes to reclaim her child. The distance and angle that the cutout is shown and the curtains concealing its' outstretched arms gives it a much smaller appearance to that of a child's. Plus, all indoor scenes were filmed on a Toronto sound stages, so no houses and dwellings were used.