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Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) & The Phantom of Crestwood (1932)

March 11, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present “Out of the Ether: Radio Mysteries and Thrillers on Screen.”

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Directed by Anatole Litvak

Barbara Stanwyck takes on Agnes Moorehead’s celebrated role as the frantic invalid of Suspense’s much-reprised radio play. Alone and bedridden, Leona Stevenson tries desperately to raise the alarm after overhearing a murder plot on the phone, only to realize that she is its intended victim. Claustrophobically structured in seemingly real time, director Anatole Litvak’s film speeds to its horrifying conclusion.

Production: Hal Wallis Productions, Inc. Distribution: Paramount Pictures, Inc. Producer: Hal Wallis, Anatole Litvak. Director: Anatole Litvak. Based on the radio play by Lucille Fletcher. Screenwriter: Lucille Fletcher. Cinematographer: Sol Polito. Editor: Warren Low. Composer: Franz Waxman. With: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey, Harold Vermilyea.

35mm, b/w, 89 min.

Followed by:
The Phantom of Crestwood (1932)
Directed by J. Walter Ruben

Listeners to RKO’s six-part serial The Phantom headed to theaters for this denouement to the tale of gold digger Jenny Wren and her untimely death after extorting former lovers for hush money. A sudden storm and an unexpected guest at a seaside estate set the stage for an atmospheric whodunit as the evening’s narrative unfolds through layered flashbacks and multiple perspectives.

Production: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. Distribution: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. Director: J. Walter Ruben. Screenwriter: Bartlett Cormack. Cinematographer: Henry Gerrard. Editor: Archie F. Marshek. With: Ricardo Cortez, Karen Morley, Anita Louise, Pauline Frederick, H. B. Warner.

35mm, b/w, 77 min.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!

More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


March 11, 2016
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States