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The Wrong Man

Musician Manny Balestrero (Henry Fonda) needs money to pay for his wife Rose's (Vera Miles) dental procedure. When he tries to borrow money from their insurance policy, someone at the office mistakes him for a man who had robbed them twice at gunpoint. After Manny is arrested, his defense attorney, Frank O'Connor (Anthony Quayle), works to demonstrate that Manny has an alibi for the crimes. The stress of the case, however, threatens to destroy Manny's family before his name can be cleared.

Release Date

December 22, 1956

Running Time

105 minutes

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Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

Vera Miles

Vera Miles


Director Alfred Hitchcock

Screenplay Maxwell Anderson, Angus MacPhail

Producer Alfred Hitchcock

Cinematography Robert Burks

Editing George Tomasini

Music Bernard Herrmann

Distributor Warner Bros.

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