CRIMES OF MISUNDERSTANDING
CAUSE FOR ALARM starring Loretta Young & Barry Sullivan
While a man recuperates from a heart-attack, he obsesses with the thought that his wife and his doctor are having an affair, so decides to write a letter to the D.A. accusing the two of trying to kill him. After his wife mails the letter for him, he tells her of its contents which provokes his anger and he attacks her, dying on the spot from another heart attack. Though innocent, she is nevertheless desperate to somehow get the letter back.
It also all fits together well; we may not really swallow some of it, but it makes a certain structural sense, and we're willing to let it slide to enjoy Young's panicked attempts to retrieve the letter and the roadblocks which keep getting thrown in her. Tay Garnett's slick, smooth direction helps a great deal, as does Barry Sullivan's mentally ill husband.
THE LIMPING MAN starring Lloyd Bridges
His Hollywood career temporarily in the doldrums in 1953, Lloyd Bridges headed to Britain to star in The Limping Man. Bridges plays an ex-GI who arrives in London to visit his wartime amour (Moira Lister). Before anyone knows what's happened, our hero is mixed up in a murder case. The victim was killed by a mysterious "limping man," who is also an expert sharpshooter. Just when it seems that events have overwhelmed the GI and his lady love, the story suddenly. . .well, that would be tattling, wouldn't it?