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Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

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Whilst on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a plot for murder and attempts to prevent it.

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Leona Stevenson is sick and confined to her bed. One night, whilst waiting for her husband to return home, she picks up the phone and accidentally overhears a conversation between two men planning a murder. She becomes increasingly desperate as she tries to work out who the victim is so the crime can be prevented. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 9, 1950 with Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

After Leona calls the police, she reaches to her bed table for medicine and water. The table extending over her bed immediately at her right hand, and the phone is on the bed at her left. In the next shot, the phone has moved, and the bed table is far away from her, under the window to her left. See more »

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[first lines]
Leona Stevenson: Operator! Operator! Operator!
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Leona Stevenson: Operator, I've been ringing Murray Hill 35097 for the last half hour and the line is always busy. Will you ring it for me, please?
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My Ideal
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Music by Richard A. Whiting and Newell Chase
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Suspense film of Hitchcock calibre
4 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck as a bedridden,neurotic woman who due to crossed telephone lines accidentally overhears a murder plot. As this tense thriller moves along she comes to know that it is her the murders are after.Panic arises......

This is a one-actor piece and Stanwyck carries the assignment brilliantly.As the selfish,neurotic Leona Stevenson she lets us see all of the characters frailties and her mounting fright as she becomes aware that she's to be a murder victim.Burt Lancaster has limited screentime as the husband,but he makes the most of it. A suspense film almost of the Hitchcock calibre.


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