The Wrong Man Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2062

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 42

Theatrical Release Date: 12/23/1956

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

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

Plot: 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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4/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019

If "The Wrong Man" weren't based on a true story, there's a good chance Alfred Hitchcock could've made it up, as all the pieces of the great director's most well-known works are there.

Rating of
4/4

SIngli6 - wrote on 11/08/2011

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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