I feel very sick. I wish my husband had not left me home alone.
I have been calling Murray Hill and the line has always been busy.
Ringing Murray Hill 4-0098
A knife okay, sir?
Hello? What number is this please?
You know the address: 2nd Avenue.
Yes. Make it quick.
The exposition in "Sorry, Wrong Number" is when Mrs. Stevenson is home alone and confined to her bed. She feels nervous and insecure with only the telephone next to her as comfort.
I have called everyone! Nobody wants to help me.
It is 11:00 PM! The murder will soon take place on 2nd Avenue. That's my street!
The rising action starts as Mrs. Stevenson anxiously calls the operator to dial her husband's work phone.
As the rising action continues, the operator accidentally connects Mrs. Stevenson to a different conversation on the party line. The worried woman overhears two men calling each other to plan a murder at 11:00 PM.
The climax occurs when Mrs. Stevenson realizes that the murder was planned to happen at the street she lives on. Suddenly, she hears someone else in the house.
Oh my! I think I hear someone climbing the stairs!
The falling action takes place as the police station responds to Mrs. Stevenson's call. But, it seems that they had called too late.
Hello? This is the police station. Hello?
In the resolution, the murderer is in Mrs. Stevenson's room when he responds to the police. It is still a mystery if Mrs. Stevenson had or had not survived.