He was worried
Donna Reed and husband Producer Tony Owen
Tony Owen (May 2, 1907 – May 12, 1984).
Tony Owen was an American agent and producer, who was married to Donna Reed. They formed their own company, Todon Productions. It was reported that Todon was "perhaps the biggest Anglo-American company next to Warwick." As he made Beyond Mombasa (1956) Owen said he had produced six films and "all of them stink but they made money... But not the final one I made with my wife. In fact, this is the first one I've done that isn't lousy – and I'm worried."
The couple went on to create The Donna Reed Show which ran for eight seasons and 274 episodes.