The Wrong Man (1956)


The Wrong Man Poster
Original Title: The Wrong Man
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime: 105 Minutes    (1 Hours : 45 Minutes)
Release Date: 26 Jan 1957 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
English, Italian, Spanish
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Alfred Hitchcock
Writer: 
Maxwell Anderson, Angus MacPhail, Maxwell Anderson
Stars: 
Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle  »




Description

In 1953, an innocent man named Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero is arrested after being mistaken for an armed robber.




Plot

Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero, "Manny" to his friends, is a string bassist, a devoted husband and father, and a practicing Catholic. His eighty-five dollar a week gig playing in the jazz combo at the Stork Club is barely enough to make ends meet. The Balestreros' lives will become a little more difficult with the major dental bills his wife Rose will be incurring. As such, Manny decides to see if he can borrow off of Rose's life insurance policy. But when he enters the insurance office, he is identified by some of the clerks as the man that held up the office twice a few months earlier. Manny cooperates with the police, as he has nothing to hide. Manny learns that he is a suspect in not only those hold-ups, but a series of other hold-ups in the same Jackson Heights neighborhood in New York City where they live. The more that Manny cooperates, the more guilty he appears to the police. With the help of Frank O'Connor, the attorney that they hire, they try to prove Manny's innocence. Regardless of if they manage to prove Manny's innocence or find the actual hold-up man, the situation may cause irreparable damage on the Balestreros. Written by Huggo




Tagline

"I found a real-life story more terrifying than any fiction... this is it!" Alfred Hitchcock





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Le faux coupable (France)
    Der falsche Mann (Germany)
    Falso culpable (Spain)
    Fals culpable (Spain, Catalan title)
    Der falsche Mann (Austria)

  • Company

    Warner Bros.

  • Country

    United States

  • Certification

    Argentina:13
    Australia:PG
    Australia:A
    Brazil:16
    Canada:PG (Ontario)
    Canada:14A (video rating)
    Finland:K-16
    France:Tous publics
    Germany:12 (DVD rating)
    Germany:16
    Italy:T
    Netherlands:14
    Norway:16
    Peru:14
    Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB)
    Singapore:PG (video rating)
    Sweden:15
    United Kingdom:PG (video rating)
    United Kingdom:A
    United States:Not Rated (DVD rating)
    United States:Approved
    United States:TV-PG (TV rating)
    West Germany:12 (f)

  • Location

    Edelweiss Park
    Cornwall
    New York
    USA





  • Details (Financial)

  • Budget

    $1,200,000





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.85 : 1 (intended ratio for widescreen theatres)

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Mono (RCA Sound Recording)





  • Details (Other)

  • Awards

    1 win & 1 nomination.