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Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)

 -  Drama  -  1 February 1952 (USA)
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A lawyer whose wife has had an affair sets out to leave her by flying to LA. He becomes ever more involved in the lives of a few fellow travelers on a journey that ends up showing him as much about himself as about the others.

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A lawyer whose wife has had an affair sets out to leave her by flying to LA. He becomes ever more involved in the lives of a few fellow travelers on a journey that ends up showing him as much about himself as about the others.

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1 February 1952 (USA)  »

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Appel d'un inconnu  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Janaury 5, 1953 with Shelley Winters and Gary Merrill reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

As the plane flies through the air, the wire it is suspended from can be clearly seen. See more »

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Version of The 20th Century-Fox Hour: Crack-Up (1956) See more »

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Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Dorcas Cochran
Performed by Craig Stevens at the nightclub
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Outstanding Cast 3 Great Stories for the Price of One
7 April 2002 | by (Chicago USA) – See all my reviews

What a Great Film with an outstanding cast, Bette Davis and Husband G. Merrill shine in this drama. Merrill visits three families with a message from the dead. Each story has its own lesson and yet all are about love. The story about Davis and her husband in the film tells what love really means not what today's X-rated world thinks it is. This film should be shown more often. Come on AMC


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