Guest in the House (1944)

STARRING:
Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy
DIRECTED BY:
John Brahm
GENRE:
Film Noir
Anne Baxter and Ralph Bellamy star in this drama about a conniving woman who turns a happy household against itself. The trouble starts when a sickly young woman is invited to stay with her fiance’s family at their country home to enjoy the fresh air and atmosphere. But why does the lady of the house feel that something evil has entered? The film is in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt, and includes an Oscar nominated musical score by Werner Jannsen with cinematography by the highly revered Lee Garmes (Duel In The Sun, Jungle Book). (BW)