Hitchcock Fridays Film Festival at the Performing Arts Center in Riverside
Fridays at 7:30 pm
RESERVED SEATING: Tickets $9.00, Seniors $6.00
Stars: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles
The Wrong Man was drawn from the true story of an innocent man charged with a crime, as described in the book, The True Story of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero by Maxwell Anderson, and in the magazine article, “A Case of Identity” (Life magazine, June 29, 1953) by Herbert Brean. It was one of the few Hitchcock films based on a true story and whose plot closely followed the real-life events.
The Wrong Man had a notable influence on Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.
A musician at New York City’s Stork Club, so resembles a man who had twice held up an insurance office that police are called when Manny unknowingly goes there on business. He is arrested after several witnesses identify him as the robber, and in providing a handwriting sample he misspells a word which was also misspelled in a note written by the robber.
Call the Fox Box Office (951) 779 9800 for tickets, or visit Ticketmaster.