Podcast #38 Sorry, Wrong Number

Brando Classic Old Time Radio Podcast show

Summary: One of the most well known old time radio stories was Sorry Wrong Number, a story written by Lucille Fletcher and stars Agnes Moorehead as Leona Stevenson. The plot is very simple, Ms Stevenson listens on the phone to what appears to be a crossed connection between 2 men plotting the murder of a women. Suspense reprised this play 7 times. On January 9th, 1950, The Lux Radio Theater aired their version which was based on the 1948 movie starring Barbara Stanwyck as Ms Stevenson. Barbara also played the role on the Lux radio version. Radio Icon Orson Welles called Sorry Wrong Number “the greatest single radio script ever written” and the Library of Congress deemed the play “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” Pay close attention to the end of the show to see if you can spot the mistake made by one of the radio actors. If you spot, leave a comment in the comments section below.