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.
Trapped by a man beyond control!
Did You Know?
In one of the very first scenes where he is cleaning up and calling to Mrs. Warren, the dish sink faucets are leaking; he ignores it as he goes about cleaning the bucket in the wash basin, etc. See more
When Howard Wilton leans against the front door after having been laughed at by Ruth, the large shadow of the microphone is visible on the door and slowly gets out of the shot. See more
Referenced in American Grindhouse
Deck the Halls
Traditional Christmas carol, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
The neighborhood children are singing the song in Helen's parlor See more