Hitchcock: THE WRONG MAN

Director Alfred Hitchcock
Year 1956
Starring Henry Fonda, Vera Miles and Anthony Quayle
Rating UR
Run Time 105min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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This is quintessential Hitchcock.

After making several films about mistaken identity of some sort (THE 39 STEPS, SABOTEUR, TO CATCH A THIEF) Hitchcock finally just gives up and lets the audience know his movie’s plot directly in the title. The film, based off of a true story, stars Henry Fonda as Manny, a poor musician in New York. As you would expect bad luck befalls Manny has he bears a striking resemblance to an armed robber and is wrongly arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. A much more straightforward story than most Hitchcock thrillers, THE WRONG MAN uses great lead performances by Fonda and Vera Miles and beautiful black and white cinematography from Robert Burks (a Hitchcock regular), instead of Hitchcock’s standard array of plot twists, to achieve its power.

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