Tension (1949) - Plot Summary Poster


Plot Summary

  • A mousy drugstore manager turns killer after his conniving wife leaves him for another man. He devises a complex plan, which involves assuming a new identity, to make it look like someone else murdered her new boyfriend. Things take an unexpected turn when someone else commits the murder first and he becomes the prime suspect.

    - Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>
  • Warren Quimby, mad about his beautiful but unfaithful wife, Claire, plans to murder her lover, Barney Deager. He creates another identity so that when he commits the murder he will not be suspected. He is painstakingly precise in every detail of his plan, even to becoming friendly with Deager's neighbor, Mary Chandler. But when Warren, as Paul, falls in love with Mary, he is appalled that the could have even comprehending his planned action. And, then, Deager is actually murdered.

    - Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>
  • A meek pharmacist creates an alternate identity under which he plans to murder the bullying liquor salesman who has become his wife's lover.

    - Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)


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