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Stanwyck Stellar While Lancaster is Miscast
Poor little rich girl Stanwyck wants every toy Daddy's money can buy, even if it never graduated high school, won't be going to Harvard, and has no job prospects. She meets handsome deadbeat Lancaster at a college dance and decides to marry him against her father's wishes. He turns out to be very much how he was when they met--handsome, but deadbeat. He's given a cushy job working for his rich father-in-law's drug company, but can't stand being a kept man. He wants to strike out on his own, but how he would go about doing this is a mystery since he's a broke guy from the wrong side of the tracks. Nevertheless, he tries to make a deal with one of his father-in-law's suppliers, who in turn tells the father-in-law. So much for that. Stanwyck, meanwhile, has panic attacks that mimic a heart condition every time they quarrel. She eventually becomes so uptight that she becomes bedridden, but it's all psychological. Stanwyck overhears a murder plot on her phone line, but has no idea it's HER murder being planned. Long story short, Lancaster makes a deal with the devil to make some dough on the side. When the devil comes for his due, Lancaster can't pay up so the devil suggests he kill wife Stanwyck for insurance money to pay his debt. The entire story is a lead-up to the murder-for-hire of bedridden Stanwyck who is all alone three flights up in a mansion. A clever story that somehow doesn't ring true because Lancaster is never menacing or mean enough. But Stanwyck goes full throttle on the damsel-in-distress thing until her last breath.
Hokey, Stupid, and Convoluted.
Jesus, dear. What a mess. Barbara Stanwyck overacts to the point that the film is literally the standard of comedy.
Still sends chills down my spine!
Never forgot when I first saw this movie and that was when I was 13! This truly is a very suspenseful movie, and as partial I am to Hitchcock films, this movie is my guilty pleasure. Please TCM! Aire this movie again!
One of the great film noirs that wouldn't have been the same if it were filmed in color. I love anything Stanwyck or Lancaster is in, so seeing them together is a bonus. A movie that will make the sound of footsteps on stairs haunt you.
- Antoinette Wilson
This is one of my favorite movies of all time. When will it be aired on TCM again? I would love to see it again.
Sorry, Wrong Number
One of my all time favorite movies. Barbara is one of the best Actress' to ever grace the screen. And Sorry, Wrong Number is one of her best roles. Every month I check to see if TCM is going to show it. I sure wish they would. It's been long over due....
One of the best classics to watch!
This is another fine example of a suspense thriller movie that uses no blood, guts, chainsaws, cursing, naked women or gore to get you sitting on the edge of your seat, holding your breath, and locking your doors when you go to bed. Barbara Stanwyck captures the personality of a helpless, semi-invalid (she can get up when the going gets bad enough near the end!), who is needy, whiny, and has a very good imagination for the worst...only this time, she's right. She IS going to be 'the one.' She overhears it on those old fashioned party lines (some of you aren't going to know what this is). Hello? Hello? (click.)I love that this film - the ending will floor you! Get the popcorn ready and enjoy the ride! PS If you like this film, you are going to love JULIE, with Doris Day and Louis Jourdan. If you have not seen JULIE yet? Go get it! There are not a lot of people who realize Doris Day made an exceptional thriller movie-WATCH IT!
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Suspenseful classic, Barbara Stanwyck, as always, is amazing. Exciting, well paced and good cinematography. Very well written and engrossing. Good supporting cast.
"Well Worth Watching"
- Jack The Hat
I am old enough to remember this on radio. I enjoyed it then and the film lives up to one's expectations---it's really a wonderful movie. This is the kind of film that you can watch over and over again. Unlike todays films, they knew how to entertain back then.
ONE OF THE BEST
THIS IS AN AWESOME MOVIE... IF YOU LIKE THE OLD MOVIES, YOU'L LOVE THIS ONE.. I ALSO LOVE TURNER CLASSICS MOVIES BECAUSE I CAN SEE ALL THE OLD TIME MOVIES....THANKS TCM FOR ALL THE GREAT ONES.
DEFINITELY A MUST SEE
I totally agree with Kimberly, a wonderful film for all the reasons she has already said.
YOu Should see this Movie!
- kimberly P
If anyone were to ask me whether or not "Sorry Wrong Number" holds up over time, I'd say, YOu Bet! ANyone that has not seen this movie, I would advise you to settle in with your favorite snack, your favorite beverage,, and most importantly, turn off your telephone, and watch this terrifying suspense thriller! All the other modern films such as "When A stranger Calls" and "Scream" owe their plotlines to the first motion picture of it's kind where the telephone becomes the object of absolute fear, and terror!