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Beware, My Lovely (1952)

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A psychopath takes a job as a handyman at the house of a lonely widow.

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Mrs. Helen Gordon
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Taylor Holmes ...
Mr. Walter Armstrong
Barbara Whiting ...
Ruth Williams
James Willmas ...
Mr. Stevens
O.Z. Whitehead ...
Mr. Franks
Dee Pollock ...
Doug, Grocery Boy (as Dee Pollack)
Brad Morrow ...
Boy
Jimmy Mobley ...
Jimmy, Boy
Shelly Lynn Anderson ...
Boy
Ronnie Patterson ...
Boy
Jeanne Eggenweiler ...
Jeanne, Girl
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Storyline

Helen Gordon hires Howard Wilton as a handyman to do chores around her house. She doesn't know what she's let herself in for. Insecure and paranoid, Wilton thinks everyone, including Helen, is against him. He suffers from memory lapses and extreme mood swings. She's soon a prisoner in her own house after Wilton locks the doors and tears out the telephone. His mood swings from violence to complacency but after Helen gets a message to the police via a telephone repairman, she finds he is still in the house. Written by garykmcd

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Trapped by a man beyond control!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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7 August 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Day Without End  »

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This story was originally done on the CBS radio show Suspense as "To Find Help" on 18 January 1945 with Frank Sinatra as Howard and Agnes Moorehead as Mrs. Gillis (Mrs. Gordon in the film). This was Sinatra's "dramatic debut" on radio. It was done again on Suspense (1949) with Gene Kelly and Ethel Barrymore on 6 January 1949. See more »

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In the opening scene, the murder victim blinks. See more »

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Ida Lupino was a Great Actress & Director!
6 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whenever Ida Lupino appeared or directed a film in the 30's,40's and 50's, you were guaranteed great entertainment even if the picture was black and white. Ida was able to capture audiences and keep them spellbound until the very end of her pictures. In this film as Mrs. Helen Gordon,"High Sierra",'41 along with Robert Ryan,(Howard Wilton),"Golden Gloves",'40 she keeps you guessing just how the relationship is going to turn out and just how poor Mrs. Gordon will be able to have a normal and happy marriage with love and real affection. If you liked Ida Lupino, who could play the roles as a criminal in a woman's prison and prison warden who was hated, this is the film for you to enjoy. I truly believe that Ida Lupino was not given the true credit she deserved for her great talents in the Movie Industry!!!


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