Wrong Man, The*

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Wrong Man, The*

  • 1950 ----- b & w ----- 105 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; with Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone, Nehemiah Persoff) An unusually drab Hitchcock film, based on a true story about an innocent man sent to prison. The picture has an almost Kafkaesque nightmare realism to it, but some contend that the story line wanders diffusely instead of tightening, and the developments become tedious. Those same critics do admit, however, that the discovery of the right man is chillingly well done. (Funded by The Friends of Comparative Literature) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Law, Motion Pictures: Features, United States)