The Wrong Man is a 1956 film that depicts the true story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Maxwell Anderson and Angus MacPhail, based on The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero by Maxwell Anderson.
== Alfred Hitchcock ==
This is Alfred Hitchcock speaking. In the past, I have given you many kinds of suspense pictures. But this time, I would like you to see a different one. The difference lies in the fact that this is a true story, every word of it. And yet it contains elements that are stranger than all the fiction that has gone into many of the thrillers that I've made before.
== Lt. Bowers ==
An innocent man has nothing to fear, remember that.
== Dialogue ==
Robert Balestrero: It says here Mozart wrote it when he was 5. So I should be able to play it, I'm 8.
Gregory Balestrero: I'm 5, so I should be able to write it.Manny Balestrero: Tell you what we'll do. This evening, we'll take time for music lessons. Bob'll have a lesson on the piano and Greg on the harmonica.
Gregory Balestrero: Mine first!
Manny Balestrero: Each lesson will be fifteen minutes, and Greg's... [phone rings. He picks it up] Hello...? Hello, Mother.Lt. Bowers: Is your name Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero?
Manny Balestrero: Yes, it is.
Lt. Bowers: I want to speak with you. We're police officers.
Manny Balestrero: What about?
Lt. Bowers: We'd like you to come down to the precinct and help us out a little.Lt. Bowers: How do you explain it?
Manny Balestrero: I made a mistake.
Lt. Bowers: And so did the hold up man. And it happens to be the same mistake.
== Taglines ==
Somewhere...somewhere there must be the right man!
The police were convinced... The witnesses were positive ...Yet he was... THE WRONG MAN
Suspense Mounts Step By Step
An innocent man has nothing to fear!
== Cast ==
Henry Fonda — Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero
Vera Miles — Rose Balestrero
Anthony Quayle — Frank O'Connor
Harold J. Stone — Lt. Bowers
Charles Cooper — Det. Matthews
John Hildebrand — Tomasini
Esther Minciotti — Mama Balestrero
Doreen Lang — Ann James
Laurinda Barrett — Constance Willis
Norma Connolly — Betty Todd
Nehemiah Persoff — Gene Conforti
Lola D'Annunzio — Olga Conforti
Werner Klemperer — Dr. Bannay
Kippy Campbell — Robert Balestrero
Robert Essen — Gregory Balestrero
Richard Robbins — Daniel, the guilty man
== External links ==
The Wrong Man quotes at the Internet Movie Database
The Wrong Man at Rotten Tomatoes
Wrong Man The Wrong Man at Allmovie