“Operator! Operator! — I — I’m in desperate trouble — I — I don’t dare speak louder. I — There’s someone listening. Can you hear me now? But you’ve got to hear me. Oh — please… You’ve got to help me. There’s someone in this house — someone who’s going to murder me — and you’ve got to get in touch with the — Oh, there it is. Did you hear it? He’s put it down. He’s put down the extension phone. He’s coming up the stairs. Give me the police department. Give me the police. I can hear him. Hurry — hurry AHHHHH!” ~Mrs. Stevenson from Lucille Fletcher’s radio drama Sorry Wrong Number
Radio Drama is on the verge of becoming nothing but a nostalgic memory in the US collective conscience. In the first half of this week’s episode of From the Vault, we will honor the art of radio drama by presenting a recent Pacifica Radio Archives production of one of the most famous plays penned specifically for radio. €œSorry Wrong Number was written by Lucille Fletcher, stars Miss Shirley Knight and Ed Asner, and is directed by Erik Bauersfeld. This broadcast is as creepy today as it was in 1943!
2003 production of Sorry Wrong Number cast and crew list:
Ed Asner Steve Barker Samantha Bennett Maurice Chasse Denise Dowse Ana B. Gabriel Shirley Knight Sharon Madden Lynn Marta Stephen Ramsey
Producer: Brian DeShazor Director: Erik Bauersfeld Sound Designer: Jim McKee Sound advisors: Steve Barker, Randy Thom Special thanks to: Cristine Blosdale, Tim Forrest, Eva Georgia, Steven Starr, Mark Torres