Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Joan Fontaine, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock's first American film, Rebecca, and subsequently won an Oscar for her performance in Hitchcock's Suspicion, is here cast as Alice Pemberton, a well-meaning busybody. Unable to keep her nose out of other people's business, Alice has become a pariah in her neighborhood. The only person willing to put up with Alice's meddling is her husband, John (Gary Merrill), but even he has a breaking point -- and it is John who comes up with a rather blunt method to bring his wife's buttinsky behavior to a permanent end. "The Paragon" is based on a story by prolific novelist Rebecca West.