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Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Stanwyck in one of her most famous roles, as an invalid who overhears a telephone conversation between conspiring murderers, and slowly realises that she is their intended victim. Based on Lucille Fletcher's celebrated 22-minute radio play, the film is none the less well sustained. Litvak's camera paces the confines of Stanwyck's lacy bedroom like an accused man in his cell; and although she is for the most part restricted to acting from the head up, Stanwyck's metamorphosis from indolence to hysteria is brilliantly executed.


Release details

89 mins

Cast and crew

Anatole Litvak
Lucille Fletcher
Barbara Stanwyck
Burt Lancaster
Ann Richards
Wendell Corey
Ed Begley
William Conrad
Leif Erickson