Hume Cronyn as Herbie Hawkins; Joseph Cotten as Uncle Charlie; Henry Travers as Joseph Newton; Teresa Wright as Young Charlie; Wallace Ford as Det. Fred Saunders; Virginia Brissac as Mrs. Phillips; Sarah Edwards as Doctor's Wife on Train; Macdonald Carey as Det. Jack Graham; Charles Bates as Roger Newton; Frances Carson as Mrs. Poetter; Janet Shaw as Louise; Earle S. Dewey as Mr. Norton; Patricia Collinge as Emma Newton
Joseph A. Valentine
A bored teen living in Santa Rosa, California, Charlotte 'Charlie' Newton, is frustrated because nothing seems to be happening in her life and that of her family. Then, she receives wonderful news: her uncle (for whom she was named), Charlie Oakley, is arriving for a visit. But Uncle Charlie may not be the man he seems to be.