The Wrong Man (1956)
|Producer(s)||Herbert Coleman (associate), Alfred Hitchcock (uncredited)|
|Top Genres||Crime, Drama, Film Noir|
The Wrong Man Overview:
The Wrong Man (1956) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock and Herbert Coleman.
This is a Hitchcock thriller based on actual events and filmed in authentic locations. Stork Club bass player Fonda goes to an insurance office to get money for his wife's (Miles) dentist visit, and finds himself accused of a theft. He slips up while giving a handwriting sample and his spelling inadvertently matches a ransom note, whereupon he is jailed. Miles cracks under the strain of his imprisonment and trial, and has to be institutionalized. Bleak, unforgiving, and wholly unlike his more entertaining thrillers, Hitchcock walks the audience through the tedium and minutiae of police procedure, building a mountain of authentic incident that weighs heavily on the film.
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Film Noir Review: The Wrong Man (1956)By Danilo Castro on Jul 28, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
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Warner Archive: Hitchcock's The Wrong Man (1956) on Blu-rayBy KC on Feb 24, 2016 From Classic Movies
I found a real-life story more terrifying than any fiction...this is it!--Alfred Hitchcock The downbeat, but moving The Wrong Man was Alfred Hitchcock's only film to be based on a true story. It is also perhaps one of his most personal films, focusing more intensely on the director's mistrust of p... Read full article
Blu-ray Review: The Wrong ManBy Devon Powell on Jan 16, 2016 From Hitchcock Master
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Prologue narrator: This is Alfred Hitchcock speaking. In the past, I have given you many kinds of suspense pictures. But this time, I would like you to see a different one. The difference lies in the fact that this is a true story, every word of it. And yet it contains elements that are stranger than all the fiction that has gone into many of the thrillers that I've made before.
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When Manny (Henry Fonda) is taken to prison was filmed in a real prison...as he is led to his cell , you can hear one of the inmates shout, "What'd they get ya for, Henry?" and several of the other prisoners laughing.
On the DVD, the running commentary revealed that when the crew went to film the scenes at the country hotel, Alfred Hitchcock stayed in his limo due to the cold outside and decided to move the production to Hollywood to complete the film.
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