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The Resource Sorry, wrong number, (electronic resource e-video)

Sorry, wrong number, (electronic resource e-video)

Label
Sorry, wrong number
Title
Sorry, wrong number
Contributor
Actor
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 flashbacks. Barbara Stanwyck stars as bedridden hypochondriac Leona Stevenson, who while trying to make a call from her bedroom telephone gets her wires crossed and inadvertently overhears two men plotting a murder. Anxiously, Leona wades through telephone-company bureaucracy to trace the call, never catching on ? until it's too late ? that the murder being planned is hers. A series of flashbacks details the disintegrating marriage between the wealthy Leona and her weakling husband Henry (Burt Lancaster), and Henry's subsequent disastrous get-rich-quick schemes involving chemist Waldo Evans (Harold Vermilyea) and a surly gangster (William Conrad). It would have been a near-sacrilege to alter the radio play's ironic ending, which fortunately remains intact on film. Sorry Wrong Number was first heard on radio's Suspense series in 1943, with Agnes Moorehead as the harried Mrs. Stevenson (a role she'd repeat several times on radio and on stage). Though disappointed that she wasn't chosen to star in the film version, Moorehead took some satisfaction in the fact that a recording of the original radio program was played constantly on the set to help keep Barbara Stanwyck "in the mood"
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by Anatole Litvak
Intended audience
Rated PG
PerformerNote
Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey, Harold Vermilyea, Ed Begley
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1899-1986
  • 1902-1974
  • 1907-1990
  • 1913-1994
  • 1917-2006
  • 1914-1968
  • 1889-1958
  • 1892-1960
  • 1905-1989
  • 1906-1967
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wallis, Hal B.
  • Litvak, Anatole
  • Fletcher, Lucille
  • Stanwyck, Barbara
  • Lancaster, Burt
  • Richards, Ann
  • Corey, Wendell
  • Vermilyea, Harold
  • Begley, Ed
  • Polito, Sol
  • Low, Warren
  • Waxman, Franz
  • hoopla digital
Runtime
89
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Telephone calls
  • Husband and wife
  • Murder
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Sorry, wrong number, (electronic resource e-video)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10979776
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 89 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780792179221
Isbn Type
(physical video recording)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10979776
Publisher number
MWT10979776
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT10979776
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Sorry, wrong number, (electronic resource e-video)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10979776
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 89 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780792179221
Isbn Type
(physical video recording)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10979776
Publisher number
MWT10979776
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT10979776
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
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