Sorry, Wrong Number
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

When Lucille Fletcher took on the challenge of expanding her classic 30-minute radio suspenser Sorry, Wrong Number into an 89-minute feature film, she opted on the Citizen Kane approach, filling the plotline to the brim with revelatory… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 28, 2002
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ed Park
Village Voice

Number derives sleek hysteria from its audaciously constraining narrative strategy.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Stanwyck was too strong to play this simpering role.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

dark and terrifying

Time Out

Stanwyck's metamorphosis from indolence to hysteria is brilliantly executed.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Both Lancaster and Stanwyck are excellent.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Vintage suspense with terrific Stanwyck, Lancaster

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
I spent the first 86 minutes hoping Barbara Stanwyck would get what's coming to her and the last 3 minutes praying she'd escape. What a sensational… More
Saskia D.
Entertaining Noir, Stanwick is marvelous of course. I've seen a couple of her movies now, in them she plays strong and dominant women, and she plays them… More
Aj V
Probably the first great telephone themed thriller ever. I highly recommend this movie.
Mason Williams
This has to be one of my favorite Barbara Stanwyck films. It is a good film noir from the 40's. A husband is sick of his wive and wants her money so he… More
Stephen M
A bedridden invalid tying to reach her husband by telephone overhears part of a murder plot when her wire is accidentally crossed. This terrific little thriller… More
Ken Stachnik
Best ending ever