Overall Rank: 2062
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 42
Theatrical Release Date: 12/23/1956
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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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.
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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