Cause for Alarm! (1951)
Cause for Alarm!
Directed by Tay Garnett
Crime Drama / Film Noir / Suspense
Loretta Young as Ellen Jones
Barry Sullivan as George Z. Jones
Bruce Cowling as Dr. Ranney Grahame
Margalo Gillmore as aunt Clara Edwards
Bradley Mora as Hoppy
Irving Bacon as Joe Carston
Georgia Backus as Mrs. Warren
Don Haggerty as Mr. Russell
Art Baker as the post office superintendent
Richard Anderson as wounded sailor at naval hospital
Ellen is a young woman nursing trying to nurse her gravely ill husband back to health. Unfortunately, George's poor health has led him to become increasingly paranoid, and he's come to the conclusion that Ellen and his doctor are in love and trying to murder him. Ellen tries her best to deal with her increasingly difficult spouse, and then discovers that a letter she mailed for him was actually directed to the District Attorney, and accused her and the doctor of planning his murder. Worse, George actually dies after the letter is sent. The movie then shifts from George's paranoia to Ellen's desperation, as, after George dies, she frantically tries to get the letter back before it reaches the DA, but with every more desperate attempt to get the letter she seems to set herself up as more guilty. Where and how will this end?
Actors: Barry Sullivan, Loretta Young