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Sorry, Wrong Number
     

Sorry, Wrong Number

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Director: Anatole Litvak

Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards

 

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Anatole Litvak's excellent suspense thriller Sorry, Wrong Number comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. This is a decent release from

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Anatole Litvak's excellent suspense thriller Sorry, Wrong Number comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. This is a decent release from Paramount. Until a company like Criterion decides to give this film the deluxe treatment, this is probably as good a DVD as one will be able to find for Sorry, Wrong Number.

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All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Adapted by Lucille Fletcher from her popular radio play, Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) gave film noir leading lady Barbara Stanwyck one of her greatest roles, as a tough-as-nails invalid heiress who inadvertently overhears a murder plot through a botched phone connection. Wielding said phone like a weapon, Stanwyck's Leona Stevenson alternates among demanding, hysterical, and tremulous moods as she slowly discovers the truth while sitting alone in her palatial Manhattan apartment. Expanded from the original play, Leona's phone conversations lead to flashbacks, and flashbacks within flashbacks, revealing weak husband Burt Lancaster's downfall and the shifting allegiances and tangled plot that implicate Leona in her own fate. Director Anatole Litvak tightly maintains suspense throughout the fractured time structure, leading up to the ironically chilling ending. Praised for her best performance since Double Indemnity (1944), Stanwyck received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, while Paramount's then-unheard of use of TV ads helped turn the Oscar season reissue of Sorry, Wrong Number into a box office hit.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/28/2002
UPC:
0097360480146
Original Release:
1948
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:28:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-screen format; Dolby Digital: English mono, French mono; English subtitles; Menus; Scene selection; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Stanwyck Leona Stevenson
Burt Lancaster Henry Stevenson
Ann Richards Sally Lord Dodge
Wendell Corey Dr. Alexander
Ed Begley James Cotterell
Harold Vermilyea Waldo Evans
Leif Erickson Fred Lord
William Conrad Morano
John Bromfield Joe, Detective
Jimmy Hunt Peter Lord
Dorothy Neumann Miss Jennings
Igor Dega Actor
Kristine Miller Dolly, Dr. Alexander's Girlfriend
Suzanne Dalbert Cigarette Girl
Joyce Compton Blonde
Tito Vuolo Albert
Garry Owen Bingo Caller
Holmes Herbert Wilkins
Neal Dodd Minister
Louise Lorimer Nurse
Yola D'Avril French Maid
Pepito Perez Boat Operator
Ashley Cowan Clam Digger
Grace Poggi Dancer
Cliff Clark Sergeant Duffy
Paul Fierro Harpootlian

Technical Credits
Anatole Litvak Director,Producer
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Hans Dreier Art Director
Lucille Fletcher Screenwriter
Bertram Granger Set Decoration/Design
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Earl Hedrick Art Director
Gordon Jennings Special Effects
Warren Low Editor
Richard McWhorter Asst. Director
Gene Merritt Sound/Sound Designer
Walter Oberst Sound/Sound Designer
Sol Polito Cinematographer
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Franz Waxman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Wally Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Crossed Wires [1:15]
2. "Chicago Is Calling" [2:29]
3. A Cat out of the Bag [7:18]
4. Cutting in on Sally Hunt [1:54]
5. Getting What She Wants [5:26]
6. The D.A.'s Investigation [1:58]
7. Family Connections [4:21]
8. Doctor Alexander's Diagnosis [3:33]
9. True Facts From Waldo Evans [4:37]
10. Bowery 2-1000 [1:45]
11. Henry's I.O.U. Comes Due [7:47]

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
BARBARA STANWYCK AND BURT LANCASTER gives excellent performances in "Sorry Wrong Number" 1-10 i give it a 10 for excellent,a must see movie for people who love the classics
Guest More than 1 year ago
Visually rich, solid performances, spellbinding.
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