The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man


Said to be based on a real life story of an innocent man charged with a crime, The Wrong Man is one of the few Hitchcock films to be based on a true story, making this a unique addition to the Hitchcock oeuvre.  This is a harrowing study of the psychological cost of misguided suspicion and mistaken identity.  Starring Henry Fonda and Vera Miles, (Hitchcock makes his signature cameo as a silhouette at the start of the film).

Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.

The Wrong Man

  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Year: 1956
  • Run Time: 105 mins
  • Format: 16mm
  • Country: USA
  • Rating: PG