The Wrong Man 1956

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The Wrong Man ★★★½ 1956

Nightclub musician Fonda is falsely accused of a robbery and his life is destroyed. Taken almost entirely from the real-life case of mild-mannered bass player “Manny” Balestrero; probes his anguish at being wrongly accused; and showcases Miles (later to appear in “Psycho”) and her character's agony. Harrowing, especially following more lighthearted Hitchcock fare such as “The Trouble with Harry.” Part of the “A Night at the Movies” series, this tape simulates a 1956 movie evening with a color Bugs Bunny cartoon, “A Star Is Bored,” a newsreel and coming attractions for “Toward the Unknown.” 126m/B VHS, DVD . Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Nehemiah Persoff; D: Alfred Hitchcock; C: Robert Burks.