Sorry, Wrong Number

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Sorry, Wrong Number
Directed byAnatole Litvak
Screenplay byLucille Fletcher
Based onSorry, Wrong Number
1943 the radio play
by Lucille Fletcher
Produced byAnatole Litvak
Hal B. Wallis
StarringBarbara Stanwyck
Burt Lancaster
Ann Richards
Wendell Corey
CinematographySol Polito
Edited byWarren Low
Music byFranz Waxman
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 keeps trying to get the operators to trace the call, and when they can't, she dials the police, Sgt. Duffy, but he doesn't help either. Her phone keeps ringing and she gets more worried until 11:15, when 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 he 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 a part 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. Archived from the original on August 12, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015.