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SUBJECTS

Bank robberies -- Drama, Criminals -- Identification -- Drama, Family life -- United States -- Economic conditions -- Drama, Jazz musicians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama

The Wrong Man

(The wrong man), (Il ladro), (Der falsche mann), (Le faux coupable)

featuring

Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold Stone,

Drawing on a true story, Hitchcock adopts the semidocumentary fashion of film noir to spin off the frightening possibilities when an innocent man is named as the guilty party in a holdup, and the weight of circumstantial evidence builds inexorably against him. Henry Fonda is the New York jazz player Manny, who works nights at the Stork Club but still can’t make ends meet for his wife Rose (Vera Miles) and kids. Bars and shadows are everywhere in Manny’s life, and in Rose’s—in the jail, of course; in the home (of course)—so when the final transference of guilt takes place, it should come as no surprise.

Judy Bloch
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Maxwell Anderson
  • Angus MacPhail
Based On
  • The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero by Maxwell Anderson

Cinematographer
  • Robert Burks
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 105 mins
Source
  • Warner Bros.
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Hitchcock: the master of suspense (program note), Stanford Theatre, 1992

The wrong man (article), Village Voice, Andrew Sarris, 1982

The wrong man (program note), Toronto Film Society, Peter Poles, 1980

The wrong man (review), Variety, William Whitney, 1957

The wrong man (review), 1957

The wrong man (review), Photoplay, 1957

The wrong man (still)

The wrong man (program note), Dartmouth Film Society, David Stewart Hull

The wrong man (flyer)

Bresson since Pickpocket (program note)

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