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Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Anatole Litvak.

Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressBarbara StanwyckNominated
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[first lines]
Leona Stevenson: Operator! Operator! Operator!
Voice of Operator: Your call please?
Leona Stevenson: Operator, I've been ringing Murray Hill 35097 for the last half hour and the line is always busy. Will you ring it for me, please?


Henry Stevenson: You can't live on dreams forever. Waiting only weakens you and your dream. My motto is: "If you want something, get it now!"


Henry Stevenson: [to Leona] I want you to do something. I want you to get yourself out of the bed, and get over to the window and scream as loud as you can. Otherwise you only have another three minutes to live.


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Barbara Stanwyck claimed that the terror she played in the bedroom scenes is actually what made her hair begin to prematurely gray.
Leif Erickson and Jimmy Hunt would play father and son again, five years later, in Invaders from Mars.
Film noir adaptation of the famous "Suspense" radio play (first broadcast on May 25th 1943) which starred Agnes Moorehead in the lead role. It proved so popular that the series restaged it seven times through to 1960, each production starring Moorehead.
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