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The Wrong Man (22-Dec-1956)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Maxwell Anderson; Angus MacPhail

From novel: The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero by Maxwell Anderson

Music by: Bernard Herrmann

Keywords: Drama, Film Noir, Unjustly Accused

A nightclub musician barely able to make ends meet visits his insurance company to obtain a loan against his wife's policy, where he is mistaken for a man who has twice robbed the place. With other circumstantial evidence against him and the lack of an alibi, prospects for Manny Balestrero are not good; his wife Rose frets he is guilty and has a nervous breakdown. Based on a true story.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henry Fonda
16-May-1905 12-Aug-1982 12 Angry Men
Vera Miles
23-Aug-1929   The Searchers
Nehemiah Persoff
2-Aug-1919   The Harder They Fall
Anthony Quayle
7-Sep-1913 20-Oct-1989 Ice-Cold in Alex
Harold J. Stone
3-Mar-1911 18-Nov-2005 The Harder They Fall


Henry Fonda   ...   Manny Balestrero
Vera Miles   ...   Rose Balestrero
Also Starring
Anthony Quayle   ...   Frank O'Connor
Harold J. Stone   ...   Lt. Bowers
Charles Cooper   ...   Det. Matthews
John Heldabrand   ...   Tomasini
Esther Minciotti   ...   Mrs. Balestrero
Doreen Lang   ...   Ann James
Laurinda Barrett   ...   Constance Willis
Norma Connolly   ...   Betty Todd
Nehemiah Persoff   ...   Gene Conforti
Lola D'Annunzio   ...   Olga Conforti
Kippy Campbell   ...   Robert Balestrero
Robert Essen   ...   Gregory Balestrero
Richard Robbins   ...   Daniel
Dayton Lummis   ...   Judge Groat
Peggy Webber   ...   Miss Dennerly


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