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The Wrong Man Movie by Alfred Hitchcock

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Title
The Wrong Man

Year
1956

Director
Alfred Hitchcock

Screenplay
Maxwell Anderson, Angus MacPhail

Overview
In this dramatization of a true story, based on an actual incident reported in Life Magazine, a man is tried for crimes committed by a look-alike robber. Henry Fonda plays musician Manny Balestrero, a man full of visible but unspoken rage at his wrongful arrest. Vera Miles plays his distraught wife.Hitchcock makes New York City the star of the film and cast real-life Balestrero case witnesses in small roles.

Cast
Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle

Noteworthy Facts
Hitchcock's narration at the start of the film is the only time the director is heard speaking in any of his movies.

Extra Features on DVD
New making-of documentary Guilt Trip: Hitchcock and the Wrong Man, as well as a Premiere newsreel

Formats Available
DVD, VHS

* Part of the Alfred Hitchcock Classics DVD Box Set