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Title: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on May 24, 2017, 12:57:58 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040823/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorry,_Wrong_Number

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

The screenplay was adapted by Lucille Fletcher, based on her incredibly successful radio play

Cast and Crew

Barbara Stanwyck ..... Leona Stevenson
Burt Lancaster ... Henry J. Stevenson
Ann Richards ... Sally Lord
Wendell Corey ... Doctor Alexander
Harold Vermilyea ... Waldo Evans
Ed Begley ... James Cotterell

Director: Anatole Litvak
Producer: Hal B. Wallis and Anatole Litvak
Cinematography: Sol Polito
Production Design: Hans Dreier, Earl Hedrick
Music: Franz Waxman
Black and white, 89 minutes


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Here is an essay about the movie from TCM.com http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article.html?id=518184%7C115773

I am cutting and pasting the text below, though I am editing it significantly (For example, I made some additions and deletions to the plot synopsis, as IMO the TCM.com synopsis spoils way too much.) If you've already seen the movie, you can click the TCM link rather than reading my edited version below




Leona Stevenson is a disabled woman who is left alone in her Manhattan apartment one night; it's her nurse's night off, and her husband Henry is late coming home from work. Frantic at being left alone, Leona tries calling Henry at his office; but the lines cross (remember those good old days of telephone lines crossing?  ;) ) and she accidentally overhears two men planning a murder on the telephone: The murder is set for 11:15 p.m. that night. She tries calling the police, but they are unhelpful.

Leona is alone on the third floor of her enormous house, getting more and more hysterical as the clock tick away, closer and closer to 11:15. Can Leona – armed only with a telephone – foil the murder plot before it's too late?

The movie takes place in (roughly) real time (though a big chunk of the movie is flashbacks), and there are frequent shots of the clock ticking away; perhaps an inspiration for High Noon three years later?



Sorry, Wrong Number was adapted from a tremendously successful twenty-two minute radio play performed by Agnes Moorehead in 1943 and translated into fifteen languages. Moorehead was, however, not leading lady material in Hollywood's eyes, and so Stanwyck was selected to play the invalid at the center of this gripping thriller plot. Stanwyck even consulted physicians to learn more about her character's mental instability.

To maximize the tension, director Anatole Litvak shot the entire film in sequence, over the course of 12 days. Stanwyck received a Best Actress Oscarฎ nomination -- her fourth, following nominations for Stella Dallas (1937), Ball of Fire (1941) and Double Indemnity (1944) -- but lost to Jane Wyman as a deaf-mute rape victim in Johnny Belinda (1948).

"If I get nominated next year," Stanwyck quipped, "they'll have to give me the door prize, won't they? At least the bride should throw me the bouquet."

Lucille Fletcher, who wrote the radio drama, adapted Sorry, Wrong Number to the screen, a task that meant taking the story beyond the confines of Leona's bedroom, out into the world. Fletcher accomplished that by using a number of flashbacks and parallel stories.

Sol Polito's cinematography was also central in establishing Sorry, Wrong Number's tense mood. Using Polito's nimble camerawork, Litvak establishes Leona's entrapment in her opulent bedroom as the camera roams everywhere she is unable to.


Lancaster and Stanwyck later reprised their roles in Sorry, Wrong Number for a one-hour Lux Radio Theatre Show in 1950. Of the film version, The New York Times heralded both performers, "Both of the principals succeed in holding Sorry, Wrong Number to its mood of savage and unrelenting horror." Variety called it "a real chiller."

But despite critical accolades and all the best efforts of writer, director and actress, the film was not a popular success, perhaps - as some have speculated - because it was ensnared in too many subplots.

In producer Hal Wallis's autobiography he discussed his rationale for producing psychologically intense films like The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) and Sorry, Wrong Number. "Movie-going audiences had matured during the war and no longer required false and sentimental portraits of human nature. I dealt again and again with the psychology of murderers. I showed, and encouraged my writers to show, how frustration, poverty, and a desperate need for money could drive people to psychotic extremes."


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on May 24, 2017, 01:04:54 AM
I like this film, but I admit that the details of the workplace are a bit confusing. This movie has one of my favourite endings ever. Barbara Stanwyck was top-notch in the leading role. I liked Burt Lancaster as well.

I have heard both radio plays - the one starring Agnes Moorehead and the one based on this movie. I enjoyed both radio plays.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on May 24, 2017, 01:24:18 AM
I did not like this movie very much, mainly because I cannot stand Barbara Stanwyck. The scenes with her frantic in her apartment irritated the hell out of me. But a big chunk of the movie takes place in flashback, including many scenes in which Stanwyck does not appear; those scenes are definitely better. I guess my overall rating would be 6.5/10. The Stanwyck scenes are excruciating; the non-Stanwyck scenes are good.


I like this film, but I admit that the details of the workplace are a bit confusing. This movie has one of my favourite endings ever. Barbara Stanwyck was top-notch in the leading role. I liked Burt Lancaster as well.

I have heard both radio plays - the one starring Agnes Moorehead and the one based on this movie. I enjoyed both radio plays.

there's no problem discussing the ending. In any movie's thread, we can discuss the ending without issuing any spoiler alerts. Spoiler alerts are only necessary for other places like the Rate The Last Movie You Saw thread or the Film Noir Discussion Thread; but only people who have seen the movie should be reading through that movie's thread; others read at their own peril  ;)

The whole premise of this movie is a ridiculously crazy: The movie asks you to accept the fact that out of a city of 8 million people, this woman happens to cross wires with someone planning her own murder. Way beyond any movie suspension of disbelief for me. Stupid. There should have been some way they perhaps could have made it more plausible. Remember, the crossed-wires call happens when she tries calling her husband at work; perhaps it would have made sense that the wires crossed to that call if the murderers had been at his office then; maybe it's easier to cross wires with someone in the same building you are trying to call. But that's not what happens there; there is no reason to believe the murderers are anywhere near her husband's building or hers at that time. Rather, we are supposed to believe that in a city in which there are probably hundreds of thousands of phone calls taking place at every moment, this woman hears a crossed-wire phone call about a plot to kill her.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on May 24, 2017, 11:34:33 PM
You don't like Barbara Stanwyck? Yikes! Different strokes for different folks. She's one of my favourite actresses! Very talented lady.

Sure the story is far-fetched. That's how I love my mysteries. The more far-fetched, the better.  :)


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on May 25, 2017, 01:39:34 AM
You don't like Barbara Stanwyck? Yikes! Different strokes for different folks. She's one of my favourite actresses! Very talented lady.

Sure the story is far-fetched. That's how I love my mysteries. The more far-fetched, the better.  :)

Can't stand her!


This movie goes way beyond the normally acceptable suspension of disbelief. It's a sloppy job by the writer (maybe this sort of stuff works for radio, but it should have been fixed for the movie) - she should have found some way to make it more plausible that these particular lines crossed. For example, perhaps she could've made it that we find out later that the guys making the call were right downstairs, and  it is more common to cross lines with someone in your own building. That would already be plausible. But they just have it that a woman in the city of 8 million people happens to cross lines with the one phone call that is plotting her own murder, it is just not even a movie anymore. That's stupid.

 On the other hand, we do not find out until the very very end that that's what happened, so it's not like it ruins the  enjoyment of the whole movie.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: dave jenkins on May 25, 2017, 05:23:31 AM
On the other hand, we do not find out until the very very end that that's what happened, so it's not like it ruins the  enjoyment of the whole movie.
Exactly! Cinema is less about what and more about how. After you've seen a few films, maybe you'll finally understand that.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on May 25, 2017, 11:11:27 PM
I've seen lots of films, and this movie has one of my favourite endings ever.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on May 25, 2017, 11:19:24 PM
I've seen lots of films, and this movie has one of my favourite endings ever.

I agree that the ending is good. Very dark ending for a movie during this time period. To have a "good" character die at the end is rare.

As for me, I am always thrilled when Stanwyck is killed. I just wish it had happened sooner  ;)


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: T.H. on May 26, 2017, 11:58:36 AM
Someone hates Barbara Stanwyck, I guess it was bound to happen some time in the last 80 years.


I saw this movie years ago and I couldn't really tell you anything about other than I really enjoyed Stanwyck's performance.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on May 27, 2017, 01:51:47 AM
I agree that the ending is good. Very dark ending for a movie during this time period. To have a "good" character die at the end is rare.

As for me, I am always thrilled when Stanwyck is killed. I just wish it had happened sooner  ;)

I don't know if I'd classify her as good. She was extremely manipulative. Still, she didn't deserve what she got.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on May 27, 2017, 01:52:54 AM
Someone hates Barbara Stanwyck, I guess it was bound to happen some time in the last 80 years.
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I was a bit surprised at his comments about Stanwyck. He's the first person I've ever bumped into on any forum who dislikes her so much.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on June 04, 2017, 11:28:48 PM
I was just thinking that maybe the fact that Leona overheard the conversation between the two killers wasn't all that coincidental. The plan had been arranged in advance and the hubby knew that his wife would be in bed. Maybe he did have the home phone set up to where the killers were stationed. I'm not sure if this would have been possible, but maybe the husband somehow arranged for the killers to have this conversation so that she would overhear it and so that she would be very scared. It would have to have been set up so that, when she picks up the phone, she overhears this dialogue. I'm not sure if this could have been managed back then (or even now, for that matter). Just a thought.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 05, 2017, 12:00:56 AM
I was just thinking that maybe the fact that Leona overheard the conversation between the two killers wasn't all that coincidental. The plan had been arranged in advance and the hubby knew that his wife would be in bed. Maybe he did have the home phone set up to where the killers were stationed. I'm not sure if this would have been possible, but maybe the husband somehow arranged for the killers to have this conversation so that she would overhear it and so that she would be very scared. It would have to have been set up so that, when she picks up the phone, she overhears this dialogue. I'm not sure if this could have been managed back then (or even now, for that matter). Just a thought.

No way  ;)


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on June 06, 2017, 04:49:31 PM
In any case, it's a very far-fetched situation, but I certainly don't mind this!  :)


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 19, 2017, 03:19:00 AM
Okay ....  since we has this discussion about Stanwyck, I thought I'd write, once and for all, my view on acting, and the elements that make an actor enjoyable to watch. (This is not at all about Stanwyck per se, but having discussed her in this thread, i decided to write once and for all what IMO goes into being a good actor/actress) : Here goes:

In a nutshell, IMO there are two distinct elements, which I'll call A and B (not that A is more or less important than B. I just chose two random letters; it could be M and N or whatever).

A) the ACTING skills – can he/she convincingly portray or "become" a characters Do you absolutely believe that the character is the character, not just Actor X acting as the character.

B) How enjoyable is it to watch this person, unrelated to the issue of how well they can portray a character. This category can include many factors, such as: how good-looking they are, whether you enjoy looking at them – not just whether a girl is pretty; some women aren't pretty at all but they have a face that's artistically interesting, or at least they aren't irritating to look at. (One example off the top of my head is Meryl Streep. Nobody would call her pretty, but she isn't hideous; looking at her never bothered me, in the way looking at e.g., Shelley Winters is painful). And this doesn't only apply to women; some men have faces that just aren't fun to look at – how good the actor's voice is, whether you enjoy hearing them speak; how "cool" the person is. This category also includes whether they have the "IT," that certain something that makes them enjoyable to watch beyond merely whether or not they are a convincing actor.



There are many actors who have Element A – you absolutely believe that they are the character they are portraying – but you just cant stand watching them. This is how I feel about Stanwyck. I never said she was a bad actress, but I can't stand watching her. She's not particularly pretty, but that doesn't matter much. (Looks are rarely an automatic disqualifier for me). I find her voice and the way she speaks to be terribly grating.

Generally when I say a certain actor is not very good, I mean their acting skills. If I say I can't stand them, I mean they fail element B.

Of course, there is plenty of overlap between elements A and B. e.g., sometimes, whether you enjoy watching a person (element B) is related to how convincing the are as an actress (element A). But generally the great actors have both A and B : they give great performances, but they'd also be fun to watch if they were just reading the phone book. And there are some people who are great actors – element A; but whereas they are not great in element B, at least it's good enough that it doesn't annoy me. A great "Element A" with an average Element B can make a great actor/actress. A great element A with a terrible element B makes an annoying actor/actress.

And of course, there are plenty of movie stars who are the opposite, like action stars or the actors who play the same role over and over again: They're great fun to watch when their only job is being cool or just themselves, but they don't have the ability to act well enough really give a convincing portrayal of a character who isn't just "himself." I can still enjoy these people – great Element B, no Element A – as long as they are smart enough to stick to playing "themselves."


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: Jessica Rabbit on June 19, 2017, 09:14:24 AM
D & D, I can't understand your hate for Stanwyck, but I have pretty much the same reaction towards Katharine Hepburn. That nail-on-chalkboard voice, that put-on accent, I just want to throw something at the TV screen. Occasionally I do watch one of her movies which I can even enjoy in spite of her. BTW, I also feel the same about Meryl Streep. Can't look at her.

I pretty much agree with your two qualifiers for acting.

As for acting skills, I'd say brilliant actors don't happen too often. Most actors are OK too good, or even very good, which is fine with me. Category B is much more important to me. There are many actors I love to watch who aren't necessarily great at their craft. But they're fun to watch, which as you say doesn't need to have anything to do with looks.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 19, 2017, 09:29:04 AM
I agree with you on Hepburn


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on June 19, 2017, 10:30:06 PM
D & D, you don't need to give us excuses for why you don't like Stanwyck. If you don't like her, then you don't like her. That's how it is. Most of us have celebrities we dislike, either because of their acting, or their looks, or their voices, etc. Just for the record, I've never liked Tom Cruise. I do like most actors from the Golden Age of cinema, although I've always found Vincent Price's voice to be annoying.

I just think it's odd that some folks will dislike a celebrity's acting because of their political views. What on earth do their political views have to do with their acting abilities, anyway? Same goes for sexual orientation.

As for Katharine Hepburn, I like her sometimes, but in certain films, she just overdid it. She was great in the 1940s film Undercurrent, which I really enjoy, but she was way over-the-top in Little Women (1930s). She and Spencer Tracy made a great team, but I think that Adam's Rib is too heavy-handed.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 19, 2017, 10:53:45 PM
I'm not making excuses.

But it's important to differentiate, when i say I can't stand her and someone else is wondering how I can be impugning her acting abilities, I'm not.

Some actors can also grow on you. I used to dislike Butt Lancaster very much but now I find him tolerable - him being in a movie doesn't ruin it for me. I still find Joseph Cotten and Joel McRea difficult to watch. Can't stand Farley Granger. Oh, and did I mention SHELLEY WINTERS?  ;D


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 19, 2017, 11:00:31 PM


I pretty much agree with your two qualifiers for acting.

As for acting skills, I'd say brilliant actors don't happen too often. Most actors are OK too good, or even very good, which is fine with me. Category B is much more important to me. There are many actors I love to watch who aren't necessarily great at their craft. But they're fun to watch, which as you say doesn't need to have anything to do with looks.

I agree. (Truth is, some would say that prior to the influx of Method Actors - starting with Brando in STREETCAR - Category B was really all there was.  ;) )

Another key point is that many roles do  not require an actor to undergo a metamorphosis. Many roles - in damn good movies - basically require an actor to be him/her self and be enjoyable to watch. No doubt, for me Category B is an absolute prerequisite.

But like I said, there's a combination factor as well: Terrible B's are unwatchable even if they have great A's.  But a Great A with an average B can be great. Examples, Meryl Streep and Robert de Niro. I don't think anyone would say RDN is ultra-cool or has a great voice or is great fun to watch reading the phone book. But man, that guy can act!


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on June 25, 2017, 11:15:35 PM
I'm not making excuses.

But it's important to differentiate, when i say I can't stand her and someone else is wondering how I can be impugning her acting abilities, I'm not.

Some actors can also grow on you. I used to dislike Butt Lancaster very much but now I find him tolerable - him being in a movie doesn't ruin it for me. I still find Joseph Cotten and Joel McRea difficult to watch. Can't stand Farley Granger. Oh, and did I mention SHELLEY WINTERS?  ;D

Your list of classic actors whom you dislike is a lot longer than mine, for sure.

I used to find Vincent Price very annoying, but I like him better now.

As for Joel McCrea, I like him and I think he was very sexy!


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 25, 2017, 11:58:21 PM
Your list of classic actors whom you dislike is a lot longer than mine, for sure.

I used to find Vincent Price very annoying, but I like him better now.

As for Joel McCrea, I like him and I think he was very sexy!


Sorry, but Joel McRea's sexiness (or lack thereof) doesn't matter to me  ;) Reminds me of when a girl (not just any girl, but the first girl I ever kissed, who permanently scarred me) told me I HAD TO watch BAD BOYS, how great it was. Finally, finally, after a loong time, I saw it, and then complained to her that it was awful, and she didn't argue; she just said, "Any movie in which you get to see Will Smith in underwear is a good movie."  >:( Thanks a lot, I wish she had told me a long time ago that THAT was the reason she said it was a "great" movie. Would have saved 2 hours of my life!  ;) (Then again, if I hadn't met her I'd probably have saved 5 Years of my life. But I digress .....)


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on June 26, 2017, 11:26:08 PM

Sorry, but Joel McRea's sexiness (or lack thereof) doesn't matter to me  ;) Reminds me of when a girl (not just any girl, but the first girl I ever kissed, who permanently scarred me) told me I HAD TO watch BAD BOYS, how great it was. Finally, finally, after a loong time, I saw it, and then complained to her that it was awful, and she didn't argue; she just said, "Any movie in which you get to see Will Smith in underwear is a good movie."  >:( Thanks a lot, I wish she had told me a long time ago that THAT was the reason she said it was a "great" movie. Would have saved 2 hours of my life!  ;) (Then again, if I hadn't met her I'd probably have saved 5 Years of my life. But I digress .....)

Ha ha....(about watching a film just to see Will Smith in his underwear).  :) Will Smith doesn't do anything for me. I think that Jim Hutton was the sexiest actor ever. In second place, there is Carl Brisson (from Murder at the Vanities). Other cuties: Jimmie Rodgers (singer), Jack Scott (singer), Joel McCrea, Barack Obama, Gary Cooper, David Niven, etc.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 26, 2017, 11:36:50 PM
Ha ha....(about watching a film just to see Will Smith in his underwear).  :) Will Smith doesn't do anything for me. I think that Jim Hutton was the sexiest actor ever. In second place, there is Carl Brisson (from Murder at the Vanities). Other cuties: Jimmie Rodgers (singer), Jack Scott (singer), Joel McCrea, Barack Obama, Gary Cooper, David Niven, etc.

Do Claudia Cardinale, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Charlize Theron do anything for you?  ;)


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on June 28, 2017, 12:16:20 AM
Do Claudia Cardinale, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Charlize Theron do anything for you?  ;)

I'm a straight female, so no.

However, I do enjoy Marilyn's acting in both The Asphalt Jungle and How to Marry a Millionaire.

Claudia Cardinale did a very good job in The Pink Panther, one of my favourite films.

I've seen Rita Hayworth in some films, but off-hand I can't remember any performance which really jumps out at me.

I'm not familiar with Charlize Theron and her movies.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 28, 2017, 12:32:22 AM


Claudia Cardinale did a very good job in The Pink Panther, one of my favourite films.

Uh, ever hear of a movie called ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST? .....


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 28, 2017, 12:33:53 AM
I'm a straight female, so no.

There's no such thing  ;)


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on June 28, 2017, 05:35:16 PM
Uh, ever hear of a movie called ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST? .....

Sure I've heard of it, but I haven't seen it.

I'm not too much into westerns. I've seen some which I've enjoyed, but I really prefer mysteries and noir, along with comedies and dramas.

I'm not even sure if I've seen any Leone films. Hopefully that won't get me booted off this forum. Nah....the mods here are Gentlemen and they wouldn't do such a thing!


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on June 28, 2017, 05:37:08 PM
There's no such thing  ;)

That's what a lot of guys on the film general board (on IMDb) used to say. They couldn't believe that a (straight) woman might be posting on an internet forum.

Finally, one of the women gave one of those guys a great reply. She said, "If we're male pretending to be female, then you're female pretending to be male".  O0

Excellent answer!  :)


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: stanton on June 28, 2017, 05:57:52 PM
Ha ha, yes, fantastic answer ...


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 28, 2017, 09:28:39 PM
Sure I've heard of it, but I haven't seen it.

I'm not too much into westerns. I've seen some which I've enjoyed, but I really prefer mysteries and noir, along with comedies and dramas.

I'm not even sure if I've seen any Leone films. Hopefully that won't get me booted off this forum. Nah....the mods here are Gentlemen and they wouldn't do such a thing!

What gets you booted is denying Claudia Cardinale's sexiness  >:D


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 28, 2017, 09:30:09 PM
That's what a lot of guys on the film general board (on IMDb) used to say. They couldn't believe that a (straight) woman might be posting on an internet forum.


Nothing to do with an internet forum. What's not believable is that there is a 100% straight female anywhere  >:D


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on June 29, 2017, 08:02:26 PM
What gets you booted is denying Claudia Cardinale's sexiness  >:D

She was very pretty back in those days. I can see how a lot of guys would have drooled over her looks when watching The Pink Panther.


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 29, 2017, 08:40:54 PM
She was very pretty back in those days. I can see how a lot of guys would have drooled over her looks when watching The Pink Panther.

Or when watching the aforementioned ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST!!!


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: cigar joe on June 30, 2017, 04:30:14 AM
I'm not too much into westerns. I've seen some which I've enjoyed, but I really prefer mysteries and noir, along with comedies and dramas.

You should watch it, it could arguably be called a "Woman's Western."  ;)


Title: Re: Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Post by: kjrwe on July 01, 2017, 01:25:09 AM
You should watch it, it could arguably be called a "Woman's Western."  ;)

Maybe someday, when I'm in the mood for westerns.

I really like Rachel and the Stranger. That one seems to be a "woman's western".

Others which I've seen and liked: The Ox-Bow Incident, Winchester '73, The Bravados, and several other western-mysteries.