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The Wrong Man (1956) Poster

(1956)

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Prologue narrator: 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.

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Lt. Bowers: How do you explain it?

Christopher Emmanuel 'Manny' Balestrero: I made a mistake.

Lt. Bowers: And so did the hold up man. And it happens to be the same mistake.

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Lt. Bowers: Is your name Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero?

Christopher Emmanuel 'Manny' Balestrero: Yes, it is.

Lt. Bowers: I want to speak with you. We're police officers.

Christopher Emmanuel 'Manny' Balestrero: What about?

Lt. Bowers: We'd like you to come down to the precinct and help us out a little.

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Christopher Emmanuel '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!

Christopher Emmanuel 'Manny' Balestrero: Each lesson will be fifteen minutes, and Greg's...

[phone rings. He picks it up]

Christopher Emmanuel 'Manny' Balestrero: Hello...? Hello, Mother.

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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.

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the last caption: And what happened seems like a nightmare to them - but it did happen...

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