Sorry, Wrong Number


(out of 5)

Terrific adaptation of the marvelous radio play by Lucille Fletcher. A bedridden woman () goes to make a phone call and accidentally overhears another conversation when the lines get mixed up. The dialogue she hears is two men plotting a murder, motivating her to contact the authorities before it’s too late and the innocent victim is killed. Unfortunately, her further investigation into the matter reveals that it might be her husband () who is arranging to have her rubbed out. Marvelous work by Stanwyck and an ever-tightening plot that boils to a fantastic and terrifying climax!

USA, 1948

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on her radio play

Cinematography by 

Produced by Anatole Litvak,

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1948


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