Phone Call from a Stranger

Phone Call from a Stranger

Director: Jean Negulesco Cast: Shelley Winters, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie

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David Trask (Gary Merrill), the sole survivor of an airplane crash, takes it upon himself to contact the families of the various victims. Though he's already formed preconceived notions of his deceased fellow passengers, he's in for quite a few surprises when he meets the relatives. His first visit is to the wife (Beatrice Straight) and son (Ted Donaldson) of a profoundly troubled doctor (Michael Rennie). His second stop is at a nightclub managed by the domineering mother-in-law (Evelyn Varden) of an aspiring actress (Shelley Winters). Finally, he meets the invalid wife (Bette Davis) of an outwardly obnoxious travelling salesman (Keenan Wynn). After his odyssey into other people's lives, Trask gains a new perspective on his own personal travails. Few studios could pull off the "multi-story film" format as well as 20th Century-Fox, and Phone Call From a Stranger is a grade-A example of that format.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/27/2018
UPC: 0024543586371
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sales rank: 11,608

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shelley Winters Binky Gay
Gary Merrill David Trask
Michael Rennie Dr. Fortness
Keenan Wynn Eddie Hoke
Bette Davis Marie Hoke
Evelyn Varden Sally Carr
Warren Stevens Marty Nelson
Beatrice Straight Mrs. Fortness
Ted Donaldson Jerry Fortness
Craig Stevens Mike Gay
Helen Westcott Jane Trask
Sydney Perkins Stewardess
Hugh Beaumont Dr. Brooks
Harry V. Cheshire Dr. Fletcher
Tom Powers Dr. Fernwood
Freeman Lusk Thompson
George Eldredge Doctor
Nestor Paiva Headwaiter
Perdita Chandler Mrs. Brooks
Genevieve Bell Mrs. Fletcher
John Doucette Bartender
Thomas E. Jackson Mr. Sawyer
George Nader Pilot
William Neff Copilot
Ruth Robinson Nurse
Robert A. Davis Actor

Technical Credits
Jean Negulesco Director
Hugh S. Fowler Editor
Eugene Grossman Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Nunnally Johnson Producer,Screenwriter
Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Bruce MacDonald Set Decoration/Design
Ben Nye Makeup
Russell J. Spencer Art Director
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
I.A.R. Wylie Screenwriter

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Phone Call from a Stranger 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
This DVD was a great suspense thriller. Good advice about marriage is offered as you hear each characters tale about his or her marriage and their perception of how their marriage is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago