The New Pictures, Sep. 20, 1948

Sorry, Wrong Number (Hal Wallis; Paramount) is the screen version of a radio melodrama that made a pretty good name for itself and was repeated many times on the air (TIME, Sept. 10, 1945). A wealthy, neurotic invalid (Barbara Stanwyck) overhears a murder plot through a faulty telephone connection. She works at the phone trying to thwart the murderers, her frenzy growing by leaps & bounds as she begins to suspect that she is the intended victim.

The half-hour radio thriller became a sort of classic of its kind: using only the voice of...

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