Guest in the House ★★★½

Scott McKay brings his fiancee, Anne Baxter, to the home of his brother Ralph Bellamy. Bellamy, a commercial artist, and his family are happy to have the pretty young woman as a house guest. During McKay’s absence, however, Baxter reveals her true nature; she is an unbalanced young woman whose lies and intrigue soon disrupt the entire household.

Based on a stage play of the same name, the plot is mostly confined to the living room of the Bellamy home. Director John Brahm uses deep focus and a variety of camera angles to add visual interest. Anne Baxter, as the disturbed and manipulative young woman, and Ralph Bellamy, as the well meaning husband, are quite good in their roles.