Sorry, Wrong Number

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Sorry, Wrong Number
Directed byAnatole Litvak
Produced byAnatole Litvak
Hal B. Wallis
Screenplay byLucille Fletcher
Based onSorry, Wrong Number
1943 the radio play
by Lucille Fletcher
StarringBarbara Stanwyck
Burt Lancaster
Ann Richards
Wendell Corey
Music byFranz Waxman
CinematographySol Polito
Edited byWarren Low
Hal Wallis Productions
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • September 1, 1948 (1948-09-01)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,850,000 (US rentals)[1]

Sorry, Wrong Number is a 1948 American thriller film noir. It was directed by Anatole Litvak. Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster are in the main roles in this movie.[2]

Plot[change | change source]

The movie is about a woman, Mrs. Stevenson, who is wealthy but mentally ill. She tries to dial her husband's number but she overhears a conversation instead. She figures out that there is going to be a murder at 11:15 and is even more disturbed. She stills strives to reach her husband and talk to all the people he knows. Her phone keeps ringing and is getting more worried until 11:15 the murder happens. Someone is in the house and she doesn't know how to react. She gets her final call from her husband and her tells her to go to the window and scream as loud as she can. However, she doesn't make it in time. We learn that Mr. Stevenson, her husband, was apart of the murder and he killed his wife only for the money, which he regrets.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Top Grossers of 1948", Variety 5 January 1949 p 46
  2. "The 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time". Paste. August 9, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015.