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Cause for Alarm! (1951) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Tay Garnett and produced by Tom Lewis.


A man recovering from illness frames his wife for his own murder when he incorrectly suspects her of having an affair. Taut pacing, fine performances, and a great plot make this a classic thriller.

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This is one of a handful of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer productions of the 1950-1951 period whose original copyrights were never renewed and are now apparently in Public Domain; for this reason this title is now offered, often in very inferior copies, at bargain prices, by numerous VHS and DVD distributors who do not normally handle copyrighted or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer material.
Producer Tom Lewis wanted Judy Garland for the part, but his wife Loretta Young wanted the part also. She retained a lawyer who told him that he was discriminating against her because she was his wife. She got the part.
Was shot in a very short period of time and rehearsed the same way that Loretta Young's television show, The Loretta Young Show, would be rehearsed several years later
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