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The Guilt of Janet Ames Details


In this drama, a soldier's widow, whose husband died a hero in WW II, begins a quest to find the five men whose lives were saved when her husband sacrificed his own life by taking the brunt of a hand grenade blast. Her search begins two years after the war's end, and is an attempt to see if the men were worthy of her husband's death. En route she is slightly hurt in a minor accident and becomes hysterically paralyzed and unable to walk. One of the soldiers she was looking for tries to help her overcome her hysteria by using hypnosis. While she sleeps, he allows her to "talk" to all the soldiers involved in the incident. In this way, she is able to accept her husband's death. Seeing that the hypnotist is himself filled with guilt about the death, she in turn hypnotizes him. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Rosalind Russell
as Janet Ames
Melvyn Douglas
as Smithfield Cobb
Sid Caesar
as Sammy Weaver
Betsy Blair
as Katie
Nina Foch
as Susie Pierson
Charles Cane
as Walker
Harry Von Zell
as Carter
Arthur Space
as Nelson
Richard Benedict
as Joe Burton
Frank Orth
as Danny
Ray Walker
as Sidney
Hugh Beaumont
as Frank Merino
Emory Parnell
as Susie's Father
Steve Benton
as Ambulance Attendant
William Forrest
as Dr. Morton
Victoria Horne
Pat Lane
Eve March
Kathleen O'Malley
as Nurse
Denver Pyle
as Masher
Isabel Withers
as Marian
William Forrest
as Dr. Morton
Denver Pyle
as Masher
Kathleen O'Malley
as Nurse
Steve Benton
as Ambulance Attendant


Henry Levin
Louella MacFarlane
Devery Freeman
Joseph Walker
George Duning
Composer (Music Score)
Allan Roberts
Doris Fisher
Morris W. Stoloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Holscher
Art Director
Stephen Goosson
Art Director
Frank A. Tuttle
Set Designer
Lenore J. Coffee
Short Story Author