Cause for Alarm! Ellen Loretta Young narrates the tale of "the most terrifying day of my life", how she was taking care of her bedridden husband George Z. Jones Barry Sullivan when he suddenly dropped dead. George was a pilot, and Ellen swiftly fell in love with him, although the flashback strongly hints he had some capacity for arrogance and selfishness.
Nevertheless, they soon married and, after the war, wound up in a leafy suburban Los Angeles neighborhood. Unhappily, George is now confined to Meat - Free Fall - Power & Volume bed with heart problems. There is a heat wave, and Ellen is spending most her time caring for him.
George's doctor is their old friend Ranney, with whom George thinks his wife is having an affair. In response, Ranney suggests George may need psychological help. After Ellen tells her bedridden husband she dreams of having children, he becomes angry.
Meanwhile, George has written a letter to the district attorney in which he claims his wife and best friend are killing him with overdoses of medicine for his heart. A little neighbor boy dressed as the movie and TV cowboy, Hopalong Cassidyand wearing cap pistols Bradley Mora befriends the childless Ellen, who gives him cookies. He hands her a toy fake television set and asks Ellen to give it to George, which she does whilst serving her husband lunch in bed.
He tells her an unsettling story about how, as a child, he had beaten a neighbor boy with a rake until he drew blood. Thinking the thick letter has something to do with insurance, Ellen gives it to the postman Irving Baconwho sees George in the upstairs bedroom window. When Ellen rushes up to find out why he has gotten out of bed, George lets her know what the letter says and who it is addressed to.
George pulls a gun and is about to kill her when he drops dead on the bed. In her narration she describes George's death as "one of those awful dreams. Ellen panics over the letter and, as noted by a reviewer over 50 years later, throughout the film's second half seems "much more concerned with absolving herself from the blame of his death than missing her spouse. The postman says Second Chance - Cause For Alarm - Cause For Alarm can ask the supervisor at the downtown post office, who has more authority.
Ellen is frantic when she gets back to the house, only to find George's aunt Clara Margalo Gillmore climbing the stairs to see him and stops her barely in time. After the two talk for a while, Clara again heads Second Chance - Cause For Alarm - Cause For Alarm the stairs; but Ellen stops her once more, saying George told O Come All Ye Faithful - Marion Williams - Negro Spirituals earlier not to let his aunt see him.
Clara leaves in a huff, telling her George was "rude, mean and selfish since he's been six Ellen goes back up to the bedroom to change her clothes and sees the gun still in George's hand, narrating, "Somehow I knew I shouldn't leave it there. Readying herself to leave the house, a polite but somewhat aggressive notary Don Haggerty rings the doorbell, telling her he has an appointment with George to go over some legal documents.
She steadfastly says George is too sick to see anyone. Ellen desperately drives downtown to the post office to see the supervisor, who gives her a form for George to sign but then, nettled by Ellen's unhinged and uncooperative behavior, tells her he is going to allow the letter to be delivered. Defeated, she returns to the house and, as she gets to the front door, a kindly neighbor woman Georgia Backus offers to help Ellen, since she has seemed so upset all day.
When Ranney shows up to check on George, Ellen is hysterical. Ranney tells her to be calm and goes up to the bedroom. Showing no apparent emotion for his dead best friend, he sees the bullet hole in the floor, finds the gun in a dresser drawer, methodically repositions George's body in the bed, and draws down the window shade. Back downstairs with Ellen, Ranney listens as she tells him what happened, saying "I did everything Second Chance - Cause For Alarm - Cause For Alarmjust like he said I would.
She thinks the police have come to arrest her, but Ranney urges Ellen to open the door. When she does, it is the postman, returning the thick letter for insufficient postage. Ranney gives a sigh of relief; Ellen takes back the envelope and is overcome after closing the door. Ranney wordlessly rips the letter into narrow strips and burns these shreds in an ashtray along with a matchbook bearing the embossed names George and Ellen.
Director Tay Garnett thoroughly prepared both cast and crew and the film was shot in 14 days, a rather tight schedule for the era Young reportedly used the same pre-production technique for her TV series a few years later.
As with all PD MGM feature-length films produced by the studio itself and possibly a few they merely distributedthe Vervolg Der Kleine Gedigten Voor Kinderen - Mr.
Hieronymus van Alphen - Kleine Gedigten Voor Kindere film elements are now owned by Turner Entertainmentwith distribution rights handled by Warner Bros. Margalo Gillmore 's successful acting career on Broadway stretched back to the late teens and Georgia Backus the kindly neighbor gardening next door had a small role in Orson Welles ' Citizen Kane ten years before.
Richard Anderson went on to a long and successful career as a supporting actor on US television. Some of the production involved location shooting on residential side streets near Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. As seen Suicide - Thin Lizzy - Live 2012 the film, the actual address of the main filming location was North Beachwood, one block south of Beverly Drive, until the house was demolished in the mids and its curbside address deleted.
Neighboring houses also seen in the film which surrounded the location on Beachwood Drive and Plymouth Avenue are still standing. When the film was released inthe New York Times film critic, Bosley Crowtherwrote, "Here a simple Empty Casket - No Negative - The Good Never Comes is turned into a thoroughly chilling business by highlighting the most humdrum staples of the everyday American scene The suspense, under Director Tay Garnett, mounts steadily, almost unbearably, until a final plot twist so original that it's almost a swindle.
Although Crowther criticized the casting of "newcomer" Bruce Cowling as Ranney, calling his performance "wooden", he had only praise for Young, writing " Time magazine characterized the film "as the year's first thriller with an honest quota of thrills.
It pulls off the old Hitchcock trick of giving commonplace people, events and settings a sinister meaning, and it develops its simple, one-track idea Кровь За Кровь - Various - МЫсли Вслух frightening logic.
However, in later decades the film was widely ignored falling into the public domain and the few retrospective reviews were less flattering. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Cause for Alarm! This article is about the film. For other uses, see Cause for Alarm disambiguation. Theatrical release poster. Jones Bruce Cowling as Dr. Warren, the neighbor Don Haggerty as Mr.
Russell, the notary Art Baker as the post office superintendent Richard Anderson as the wounded sailor at a naval hospital. DVD Beaver Accessed: August 9, Wheeler noted Truffaut's parenthetical aside, translated from Second Chance - Cause For Alarm - Cause For Alarm as Yes, it is she"is open to some debate.
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