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A BEDRIDDEN HEIRESS PHONES HER HUSBAND AND OVERHEARS TWO MENPLOTTING HER MURDER.
Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster star in Sorry, Wrong Number, an odd telephonic thriller that starts off with a bang. Stanwyck, playing a shrill invalid, is at home alone and phoning around to find her husband. Thanks to a crossed wire, she overhears a murder plot, but she can barely get anyone to pay attention to her, let alone believe her. The rest of the film is played out in telephone conversations and flashbacks as our increasingly frightened heroine tries to find her husband and unravel the murder. Stanwyck, as always, gives a terrific performance, managing to make her character both unlikeable and compelling at the same time. Lancaster, as her kept husband, is handsome, virile, and trapped all at once. The plot, expanded to a film from a tight, dark little radio play, wanders at times but gathers itself back together for a corker of an ending. --Ali DavisSee all Editorial Reviews
LOve, love Love this movie and had to own it.Barbara Stanwyck is excellant in this movie about an invalid women who over-hears a murder plan on the party-line while trying to get... Read morePublished 6 days ago by patricia woods-harley
If you love film noir like I do, don't miss this gem of a movie.
Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster are both terrific and the story has some unexpected twists and... Read more
Back when we only had 3 or 4 channels for television in the 60's, I couldn't wait for this move to be televised every year or so. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert STL