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The Wrong Man (1956) Poster

(1956)

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The scene where Henry ("Manny") Fonda is taken to prison was filmed in a real prison. As he is led to his cell , you can hear one of the inmates yell out "What'd they get ya for, Henry??", and a bunch of other prisoners laughing.
Alfred Hitchcock filmed one of his usual cameos, standing in a restaurant as Manny sits, but decided on using a narrated prologue instead.
Although based on a true story, Alfred Hitchcock deliberately left out some of the information that pointed to Manny's innocence to heighten the tension.
On the DVD, the running commentary revealed that when the crew went to film the scenes at the country hotel, Alfred Hitchcock stayed in his limo due to the cold outside and decided to move the production to Hollywood to complete the film.
The Wrong Man is one of Martin Scorsese's favorite Alfred Hitchcock films and was a influence on Scorese's 1976 film Taxi Driver.
According to the book "It's Only a Movie", Alfred Hitchcock asked John Michael Hayes to work on the treatment and screenplay of this film for no salary but for a percentage of the profits. Hayes declined, and their four-picture relationship ended.
The Manny Balestero case was previously depicted in Robert Montgomery Presents: A Case of Identity (1954) in which Robert Ellenstein played Balestero.
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This marked the only time Henry Fonda worked with director Alfred Hitchcock. Fonda's close friend James Stewart worked with Hitchcock 4 times.
The Victor Moore Arcade was torn down in the late 1990s as part of a project to build a new transport hub.
In the opening scene, it shows Manny (Henry Fonda) playing his bass viol. Seated at the piano, next to him is the pianist/conductor who tags the final note played. This is in reality Betnard Herrmann, the composer and conductor for many Hitchcock movies and many other Hollywood films of that era.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
The film takes place in 1953.
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Director Cameo 

Alfred Hitchcock: narrating the film's prologue. This was the only time that he actually spoke in any of his films.

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