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The Wrong Man (1956) Poster

(1956)

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Character error 

When Manny enters prison, a prisoner shouts "What'd they get you for, Henry?", using the actor's name, Henry Fonda.
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Continuity 

Christopher Balestrero is called "Chris" by the police until they get him to the precinct and start parading him around the town to be identified. When they get back to the precinct, they begin calling him "Manny". I don't think that there is any time when the police are advised of his preference to be called Manny.
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The police truck Manny is loaded into to take him to Long Island jail has the number 1437 painted on it. The next shot shows the police truck crossing a bridge with the number 1403 visible on it. When it arrives at the jail it again has the number 1437 on it.
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After Manny is fingerprinted, he wipes his inked hands off on a paper towel but much of the ink stays on his fingers. He is shown looking at his hands in the jail cell a few shots afterwards and his fingers are completely clean even though he never washed them in between walking to the jail cell and while inside the cell.
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When Manny is put in the jail cell for the night, a man asks for and takes his tie. In the morning he is wearing the tie again.
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Manny walks in the corridor of the prison carrying the pillow with nothing on it. When he is inside the cell a cannikin appears on the pillow.
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When they move Manny to his cell, host before he enters, a detective takes his tie.

The next morning when they cone to get him for arraignment, he is wearing his tie.
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Crew or equipment visible 

As Rose is being led up the stairs of the mental treatment facility, the shadow of someone's head appears in the bottom left corner behind the lamp. It seems as though someone walked past a bulb.
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Miscellaneous 

Twice when Manny enters the house we are presumed to believe that he has left the door open. The first time he enters he makes a slight closing motion but nothing happens and the second time a door is heard closing, yet because of the camera position it is presumed that it couldn't be possible to close the door.
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Plot holes 

When they book Manny, they fingerprint him. Allegedly to compare his prints to fingerprints taken from the various robbery crime scenes.

One piece of evidence the police actually try to use against Manny - the holdup note that he gave to the clerk. If Manny committed the crime, then his prints would be on the note - case closed. If not, he would be exonerated.

But instead of checking the note for fingerprints the police go through the ridiculous fingerprint "analysis", all the while handling the note without gloves.

Simply dusting the note for prints and comparing the results to those taken from Manny would have solved the whole case.

But then again, if they had done so, end of story, end of movie. :)
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When the two detectives book Manny, they tell the Lieutenant that they are booking Christopher Emmanuel Balestero". The lieutenant writes it down without asking how to spell the last name.
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