Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jun 11th at 5pm for Sorry, Wrong Number at the Brattle Theatre. Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Bedridden heiress Leona Stevenson (Stanwyck) hears through crossed telephone wires a murder being planned. She tries to alert the police, to no avail, and grows frantic as she gradually realizes she is the intended victim. Stanwyck gives an Oscar-nominated performance in this engrossing and densely layered extension of the legendary 22-minute radio drama. Featuring Burt Lancaster in one of his earliest roles, mesmerizing direction by Anatole Litvak, and atmospheric camerawork by the great Sol Polito. Famous… yet still underrated.
Note: This screening is part of Noir City Boston, and so you may wish to purchase tickets in advance. There is also a double-feature option if you wish to double up.