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This theme of this highly original little thriller seems really to be the dysfunction that can hide behind the faade of bland, middle class life. Mr. Jones (Barry Sullivan) is bed-ridden with a heart condition and his mind has been effected. He spends every moment tormenting his faithful, long-suffering spouse (Loretta Young). The early scenes of unhinged sadism are hard to watch. Later the plot's wheels begin to turn and we of course get caught up. This is Young's show all the way; her performance is spot on. "Cause for Alarm!" is an odd project for MGM to have undertaken at the time. Taking place in just a few rooms of a modest home, it comes across more like a low budget RKO film noir of the same period.
Engrossing Little Movie
The lovely Loretta Young was superb in this engrossing little movie about a woman who races against time to prevent herself from being framed for the murder of her vengeful husband. You can read every emotion on Loretta's face and feel the tension escalate as the clock ticks. Well acted, engrossing story and wonderfully done.
Este um filme maravilhoso com a talentosa Loretta Young. Sua interpretao excelente. O roteiro do filme muito bom. Um filme nota 10
Better Than Advertised
Loretta Young is wonderful in this movie. Ordinarily, not a Young fan, she shows unusual restraint in this tense drama.If only the last 10 minutes could have been re-directed or rewritten. A potential classic would have resulted.I would recommend. Barry Sullivan is also convincing as the invalid hubby slowly losing his mind...and his health!
Loretta Young is wonderful as always, so vulnerable and anxious to please, but quite energetic and savvy in trying to set things right in a bureaucratic postal nightmare (those rules are true) while in peril at home. You will want to kick that letter carrier and slap her husband silly.