Format: Noir Alley on DVR
Director: Tay Garnett
Much like Beware, My Lovely, also written by Mel Dinelli, Cause for Alarm! (1951) feels like it could have been a play just as easily as a film. The action takes place in a very limited amount of time, in very few locations, and resolve not abruptly, but quickly and fairly completely (minus a body or two). And, a very small cast. I think there's maybe 8 characters with speaking parts, if that.
I try to keep up with Noir Alley on TCM anyway, but you can do far worse than Loretta Young as your star. I'll categorize the movie as noir because, hey, Eddie Muller had it on his show, but like Beware, My Lovely, it feels more like a straight thriller than particularly noir, either from an aesthetic or thematic standpoint.