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14 Ratings

Guest in the House

United States, 1944
Drama, Thriller, Film noir


A young manipulative woman moves in with her fiances family and turns a happy household against itself.

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Guest in the House Directed by John Brahm, André De Toth, Lewis Milestone

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1946 | Nominee: Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture

What are people saying?

  • Martin Teller's rating of the film Guest in the House

    Baxter, years before ALL ABOUT EVE, is great as another manipulative, conniving and unstable femme fatale. The first two acts are a bit sluggish, but things really ramp up for the finale, as the residence gets more claustrophobic and ruled by shadows. There's some wonderful framing technique, emphasizing Baxter's control over the household. The film could use some higher stakes, but it has some mighty fine elements.

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