History Film / TheWrongMan

25th Feb '16 12:58:29 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Wrong Man'' is a 1956 {{docudrama}} film directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock and based on an actual legal case from 1953, as covered on the ''The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero'' by Maxwell Anderson and on an article by Herbert Brean.

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''The Wrong Man'' is a A 1956 {{docudrama}} film directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock and based on an actual legal case from 1953, as covered on the ''The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero'' by Maxwell Anderson and on an article by Herbert Brean.
25th Feb '16 12:57:42 PM Mdumas43073
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'''The Wrong Man''' is a 1956 film, directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. It is a {{Docudrama}} based on an actual legal case from 1953, as covered on the ''The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero'' by Maxwell Anderson and on an article by Herbert Brean.

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'''The ''The Wrong Man''' Man'' is a 1956 film, {{docudrama}} film directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. It is a {{Docudrama}} Creator/AlfredHitchcock and based on an actual legal case from 1953, as covered on the ''The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero'' by Maxwell Anderson and on an article by Herbert Brean.
19th Jan '16 11:53:40 PM aye_amber
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* GuiltByCoincidence: Manny so resembles a man who had twice held up an insurance office, that police are called when Manny unknowingly goes there on business. He is arrested after several witnesses identify him as the robber, and in providing a handwriting sample he misspells a word, which was also misspelled in a note written by the robber.

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* GuiltByCoincidence: Manny so resembles a man man, who had twice held up an insurance office, that police are called when Manny unknowingly goes there on business. He is arrested after several witnesses identify him as the robber, and in providing a handwriting sample he misspells a word, which was also misspelled in a note written by the robber.
2nd Jan '16 9:32:45 PM spirasen
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!!Tropes related to the movie:

* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Manny is cleared, but Rose remains clinically depressed and hospitalized.]]
** However, [[spoiler:a title card at the very end states that she recovered two years later.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Manny [[spoiler: Manny is cleared, but Rose remains clinically depressed and hospitalized.]]
** However, [[spoiler:a [[spoiler: a title card at the very end states that she recovered two years later.]]



* GuiltByCoincidence: Manny so resembles a man who had twice held up an insurance office that police are called when Manny unknowingly goes there on business. He is arrested after several witnesses identify him as the robber, and in providing a handwriting sample he misspells a word which was also misspelled in a note written by the robber.

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* GuiltByCoincidence: Manny so resembles a man who had twice held up an insurance office office, that police are called when Manny unknowingly goes there on business. He is arrested after several witnesses identify him as the robber, and in providing a handwriting sample he misspells a word word, which was also misspelled in a note written by the robber.
1st Jan '15 1:30:57 PM haloinsider
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* ValuesDissonance: Nowadays the case against Manny would probably be thrown out of court due to the police's flagrant violation of his Fifth Amendment rights, including forcing him to transcribe a note which ultimately incriminated him.
30th Nov '14 8:44:40 PM Fireblood
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* ValuesDissonance: Nowadays the case against Manny would probably be thrown out of court due to the police's flagrant violation of his Fifth Amendment rights, including forcing him to transcribe a note which ultimately incriminated him.
30th Nov '14 8:44:14 PM Fireblood
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'''The Wrong Man''' is a 1956 film, directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. It is a {{Docudrama}} based on an actual legal case of 1953, as covered on the ''The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero'' by Maxwell Anderson and on an article by Herbert Brean.

Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero (Creator/HenryFonda) works as a musician in the Stork Club, a then-famous nightclub of New York City. (The Stork Club was active from 1929 to 1965). His wife Rose (Vera Miles) needs some dental work and Manny attempts to convince her insurance company to cover the medical expenses. Once he steps into their office, Manny finds himself accused of robbery. He is apparently a look-alike of an armed robber who has visited the office twice already. Several witnesses are willing to testify against him on trial.

His lawyer Frank O'Connor (Anthony Quayle) decides to build the defense by proving that it is based on mistaken identity. Fortunately for the Balestreros, they were away on vacation at the time of the first robbery. Unfortunately for them, people who could testify on that are either dead or hard to locate. Rose slowly descends into depression to the point where she is institutionalized. While Manny is eventually found innocent, Rose remains in an apathetic state.

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'''The Wrong Man''' is a 1956 film, directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock. It is a {{Docudrama}} based on an actual legal case of from 1953, as covered on the ''The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero'' by Maxwell Anderson and on an article by Herbert Brean.

Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero (Creator/HenryFonda) works as a musician in the Stork Club, a then-famous nightclub of New York City. (The Stork Club was active from 1929 to 1965). His wife Rose (Vera Miles) needs some dental work and Manny attempts to convince her insurance company to cover the medical expenses. Once he steps into their office, Manny finds himself accused of robbery. He is apparently a look-alike of an armed robber who has visited the office twice already. Several witnesses are willing to testify against him on at trial.

His lawyer Frank O'Connor (Anthony Quayle) decides to build the defense by proving that it is based on mistaken identity. Fortunately for the Balestreros, they were away on vacation at the time of the first robbery. Unfortunately for them, people who could testify on that are either dead or hard to locate. Rose slowly descends into depression to the point where she is institutionalized. While Manny is eventually found innocent, released, Rose remains in an apathetic state.



* ClearMyName: What Manny has to do. Though he uses strictly legal means.

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* ClearMyName: What Manny has to do. Though do, though he uses strictly legal means.



* ValuesDissonance: Nowadays the case against Manny would probably be thrown out of court due to the police's flagrant violation of his Fifth Amendment rights, including forcing him to transcribe a note which ultimately incriminated him.

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* ValuesDissonance: Nowadays the case against Manny would probably be thrown out of court due to the police's flagrant violation of his Fifth Amendment rights, including forcing him to transcribe a note which ultimately incriminated him.
12th Nov '14 2:10:31 PM Mdumas43073
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** However, [[a title card at the very end states that she recovered two years later.]]

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** However, [[a [[spoiler:a title card at the very end states that she recovered two years later.]]



* CreatorCameo: Not really a cameo per se, but Hitchcock appears in silhouette to introduce the film at the beginning.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: As commented by the narrator at the beginning of the film.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: As commented by Hitchcock himself in the narrator at the beginning of the film.prologue.
12th Nov '14 2:06:29 PM Mdumas43073
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Manny is cleared, but Rose remains clinically depressed and hospitalized.]]
** However, [[a title card at the very end states that she recovered two years later.]]
12th Nov '14 1:59:38 PM Mdumas43073
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Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero (Creator/HenryFonda) works as a musician in the Stork Club, a then-famous nightclub of New York City. (The Stork Club was active from 1929 to 1965). His wife Rose (VeraMiles) needs some dental work and Manny attempts to convince her insurance company to cover the medical expenses. Once he steps into their office, Manny finds himself accused of robbery. He is apparently a look-alike of an armed robber who has visited the office twice already. Several witnesses are willing to testify against him on trial.

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Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero (Creator/HenryFonda) works as a musician in the Stork Club, a then-famous nightclub of New York City. (The Stork Club was active from 1929 to 1965). His wife Rose (VeraMiles) (Vera Miles) needs some dental work and Manny attempts to convince her insurance company to cover the medical expenses. Once he steps into their office, Manny finds himself accused of robbery. He is apparently a look-alike of an armed robber who has visited the office twice already. Several witnesses are willing to testify against him on trial.
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