Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) - Plot Summary Poster

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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>
  • Leona Stevenson is an alluring, wealthy, and irritating hypochondriac whose psychosomatic illness has her bedridden. Leona's only lifeline is the telephone, which she uses to excess. One evening, Leona impatiently tries to locate her henpecked husband Henry who is late in coming home. However, when phone lines cross, she overhears two thugs plotting a murder. Desperate to thwart the crime, Leona begins a series of calls--to the operator, to the police, and others--and eventually deduces the shocking identity of the victim. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Leona, Henry is having problems of his own--he's become involved in a swindle and is being blackmailed. The film follows Leona, trapped in her lush apartment, as she tries to prevent an innocent from being murdered.

    - Written by alfiehitchie
  • In New York, Leona Stevenson is the invalid wife of the VP of a pharmaceutical industry Henry J. Stevenson and becomes aware of a murder that would be committed late night of that day through a "cross-wire", when she overhears two men planning the murder. Leona tries to find the right number to tell the police and she discovers that her former friend and ex-girlfriend of Henry, Sally Hunt Lord, had lunch with him. She recalls the first encounter with her husband and parts of her life with him through flashbacks. Along the night, she learns dirty secrets about her husband Henry as she attempts to find the intended victim.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Whilst on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.

    - Written by David Rush


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