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Director: Anatole Litvak Run Time: 89 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1948
Starring: Ann Richards, Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey
Introduction by Film Noir Foundation’s Foster Hirsch!
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.
Double Feature with LARCENY