The Wrong Man

  • 1957

82 %
92 % Fresh
$ 2 Million

The Wrong Man is a 1956 English-language Drama Film-Noir motion picture directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by Alfred Hitchcock under the banner of Warner Bros. 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 difficult with the major dental bills his wife Rose will be incurring. As such, Manny decides to 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 that Manny cooperates, the 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. The wrong man features Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone, Charles Cooper, John Heldabrand and Maurice Wells. The screenplay is written by Maxwell Anderson and Angus MacPhail which is inspired from The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero by Maxwell Anderson. The music was composed by Bernard Herrmann. Cinematography was done by Robert Burks and editing by George Tomasini. The motion picture has a running time of 105 minutes. It was released on 7th January 1957 and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released and became successful at box office. The Wrong Man was made on a budget of $1 million and it was a hit at box office gross of $2 million. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by Warner Bros.

Release Date 07 JAN 1957
Run Time 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES
Budget $ 1 MILLION

English, Italian, Spanish


Drama , Film-noir

Cast & Crew

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