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Wrong Man, The (1956) Movie Information

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Alfred Hitchcock


Henry Fonda
Vera Miles
Anthony Quayle
Harold J. Stone
John Heldabrand
Doreen Lang





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Based upon the actual case of Emmanuel Balestrero, this unusually dark Hitchcock film chronicles the ordeal of NYC musician mistaken for an armed robber. As his case moves through the faltering criminal justice system and he he tries to prove his innocence, his wife has a nervous breakdown.

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SIngli6 11/07/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Donne might have been right when he described how death was subservient to man's whimsy, but Hitchcock was almost certainly correct when he plainly demonstrated in this film that man himself was but the bound subject of eternal peonage to fate. Hitchcock knew that each and every man and woman had a fear of what fate would determine was to be the ultimate course of their lives, and so decided to take advantage of this fear and create brilliant suspense through the (allegedly true) story of how a figure of average social standing that many could identify with was thrown into the lion's den and had his one route of liberation modified constantly by the very being that threw him in there in the first place. God, Hitch was cruel!

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