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Year
1956
Runtime
105 min.
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
15,243
Checks
4,566
Favs
222
Dislikes
28
Favs/checks
4.9% (1:21)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Lord X's avatar

    Lord X

    Underrated. 13 years ago
  2. Hippiemans's avatar

    Hippiemans

    Strange to see Hitchcock take on "realism". 9 years 5 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Alfred Hitchcock pulls a "Presents" by actually showing up at the start of The Wrong Man to assure us it is, unlike his other thrillers, a true story. Starts out well enough, with Henry Fonda an everyman who becomes the victim of mistaken identity, is arrested and is run through the system. Hitchcock brings his knack for creating suspense to the mundane and procedural (police procedure has thankfully evolved since then), and we really do feel for "Manny". It makes you feel it could happen to anyone (and in a way, it's pretty quaint given what minorities have to go through in the U.S. today in terms of "mistaken identity"). It can't be helped, I suppose, but the true story of what happens with Manny's wife veers into melodrama in the third act, and really, that's where the film loses me a bit. Hitchcock uses real locations as set dressing, which causes a lot of sound problems, in court especially. And then the movie ends pretty much exactly the way I thought it would. Outrageous true events, but the resolution seemed pretty clear from the offset. 5 years 1 month ago
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  1. This movie ranks #26 in François Truffaut's The Films in My Life
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  2. This movie ranks #34 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
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  3. This movie ranks #96 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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  4. This movie ranks #96 in TSPDT's 100 Essential Noir Films
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  5. This movie ranks #305 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  6. This movie ranks #390 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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  7. This movie ranks #426 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  8. This movie ranks #557 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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