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The Wrong Man

1956 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

DramaFilm-noir

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  • Jini Score
    83%
  • Critics Score
    72%
  • Rating
    7.4/10
  • Box Office
    $ 2 Million
  • Jini Score
    83%
  • Critics Score
    72%
  • Rating
    7.4/10
  • Box Office
    $ 2 Million
anxiousoccasionalultimateshadowyrequisite
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 is a 1956 American English-language Drama Film-Noir movie starring Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone, Charles Cooper, John Heldabrand and Maurice Wells. The movie is inspired from The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero by Maxwell Anderson. Warner Bros. was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Alfred Hitchcock. The movie is directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Warner Bros. acquired the distribution rights for the film. The Wrong Man was released on 7th January 1957 and takes a screen time of 105 minutes. 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. The screenplay for the movie was written by Maxwell Anderson and Angus MacPhail. Cinematography was done by Robert Burks and editing by George Tomasini. The music was composed by Bernard Herrmann.

The Wrong Man Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 5.0/5

100%

Positive Review Rating : 75%

75%
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Awards for The Wrong Man
  • Jussi Awards
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Cahiers du Cinéma
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS