Stanwyck is the spoiled daughter of a wealthy businessman. Burt was a dirt poor drug store employee. But she didn't care. She wanted him and she always got what she wanted. Almost forced into marriage, Burt is now extremely bitter and full of secrets. Could some of these secrets be connected to the mysterious conversation Barbara heard earlier? Mayhaps!
I wasn't expecting SORRY, WRONG NUMBER to be a film noir, but I'm pretty sure it is. Lots of deep shadows, low lighting, sinister-feeling camera angles, corrupt characters, doomed situations, etc. The story is very dated now, but it's still entertaining. Also, I felt very little sympathy for Barbara's character (she created this entire situation with her selfish cruelty). Maybe that was the writer's intention? As it is though, SWN is a good film. And I'm always happy to see Stanwyck and Lancaster, although I do wish they had more scenes together.
Recommended for classic movie fans.
Joyce Compton in a uncredited appearance.