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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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David L. Trask
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Dr. Robert Fortness
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Eddie Hoke
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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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"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 »

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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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19 May 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great film. Not in the same sense that Bridge on the River Kwai, or 2001. This film delivers a great message in a very palatable form with only the last minute or two being a little over the top. Betty Davis had only a small part in this film, but what a part her character was the most flawed and learned the most, the hard way.


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