Beware, My Lovely is a 1952 film noir crime film directed by Harry Horner starring Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan and Taylor Holmes. The film is based on the 1950 play The Man by Mel Dinelli who also wrote the screenplay.
The film is set in December, 1918 in an unnamed small town. A widow (Lupino) impulsively hires handyman (Ryan) to look after her house. She soon learns Ryan is a dangerous schizophrenic, but by the time she comes to this realization she is unable to leave her house and escape from him.
Ida Lupino as Mrs. Helen Gordon
Robert Ryan as Howard Wilton
Taylor Holmes as Mr. Walter Armstrong
Barbara Whiting as Ruth Williams
James Willmas as Mr. Stevens
O. Z. Whitehead as Mr. Franks