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Sorry, Wrong Number

Tangled Wires... Whispering of Murder! Tangled Lives... Fighting to Escape!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: October 24, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1948
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh86%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 22

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 4,884
Rating: B+ -- Anatole Litvak's taut, gripping, highly stylized noir, based a 22 minute radio play with Agnes Moorehead, is one of the genre's very best, with a bed-ridden Stanwyck in a tour de force performance--a case study for lover of film noir. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Nov 4, 2007
Rating: 1.5/5 -- Perhaps if you have a special interest in foul folks and morbidities, you will thrill to this Hal Wallis picture. Frankly, we squirmed -- and not from dread. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
Stanwyck's metamorphosis from indolence to hysteria is brilliantly executed. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Rating: 3/5 -- dark and terrifying
Shadows on the Wall
Sep 30, 2005
Fletcher adapted her celebrated 22-minute, single-character radio play into an almost equally tense screenplay, still retaining many of the eerie sound effects. Full Review
Film4
Jan 16, 2005
A shocker that grips the emotions from the first foot of film. Full Review
Associated Press
Jun 19, 2019
To make a movie of Lucille Fletcher's classic radio play was really to betray its best idea: that sound, not sight, is the truly paranoid sense. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 2, 2008

Product Description:

In director Anatole Litvak's superb thriller SORRY, WRONG NUMBER, Barbara Stanwyck stars as the alluring, wealthy, and irritating Leona Stevenson, a 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 (Burt Lancaster), 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. Featuring stunning use of sound and lighting, SORRY, WRONG NUMBER follows Leona, trapped in her lush apartment, as she tries to prevent an innocent from being murdered.

Plot Synopsis:

An invalid heiress whose husband is being blackmailed overhears a murder plot on a crossed-wire telephone connection.

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Production Notes:

  • SORRY WRONG NUMBER was originally a 22-minute radio play, done in 1943 with Agnes Moorehead as Leona.
  • Lucille Fletcher wrote the screenplay from her own radio play.
  • Director Anatole Litvak shot all of Stanwyck's scenes in sequence over a span of 12 days.
  • Burt Lancaster convinced the producer that he would be right for the role of Henry--even though he was the strong and imposing type--because he thought it provided more motivation if a strong, confident man had allowed himself to be destroyed by his wife's shrewish behavior.

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  • Sales Rank: 1,925
  • UPC: 032429287380
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