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USA 1956

  Manny Ballestero (Henry Fonda) is a simple, honest, hardworking musician at New York's famous Stork Club. When his wife Rose (Vera Miles)  needs money for some dental work, Manny goes to his local insurance company to borrow some funds on her policy. Unfortunately for him, employees at the office mistake him for the thief who robbed them at gunpoint the year before. The authorities are summoned and the film tells the true story of the injustices that befell Manny and the toll it takes on his wife.

 

Fonda, as always, is flawless. This is certainly not Hitchcock fluff, but rather a stern, hard look at an unjust circumstance. Many consider it one of his better films. I among them. What it does do is identify the Master's versatility. Watch this and you can't say he made the same film over and over again. Refreshing Hitchcock fodder for the aficionados. out of  

Gary W. Tooze

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Theatrical Release: December 22nd, 1956 - USA

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DVD Review: Warner Home Video - Region 1- NTSC

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Also comes in The Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection which includes - Strangers on a Train Two-Disc Edition / North by Northwest / Dial M for Murder / Foreign Correspondent / Suspicion / The Wrong Man / Stage Fright / I Confess / Mr. and Mrs. Smith

          

Distribution Warner Home Video - Region 1- NTSC
Runtime 1:45:20 
Video 1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.73 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby) , DUB: French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby) 
Subtitles English, Spanish, French, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.78:1

Edition Details:

• Featurette (4:3): "Guilt Trip: Hitchcock and The Wrong Man" (20:14)
• Theatrical Trailer (2:32)

DVD Release Date: September 7th, 2004

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Chapters: 30

 

Comments:

Goodness but these DVDs in the Hitchcock Boxset are good... no GREAT!. Here is another example - only difference is that this widescreen (original aspect ratio) anamorphic. Contrast and brightness are superb - really just perfect. I am so happy about these films. Warner deserves Cudos !  out of

NOTE: We believe the original aspect ratio was 1.66 so it appears that this film may be cropped although composition seems fine. SEE HERE for more details.

Gary W. Tooze


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Is The Wrong Man cropped ?

(Thanks to Henrik for the Full screen caps - taken from VHS copy)

 

IMBd list it as 1:1.66. Probably made as open matte.  The picture in the screen captures may be a little to tight framing (the collar on the
woman is bad composition. The head on the left in the first picture picture also ), but otherwise they look quite correct. - Pepsi

BOTTOM LINE: Yes it was cropped from 1.66 to fit a 1.78 widescreen!

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

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CLICK to order from:

Also comes in The Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection which includes - Strangers on a Train Two-Disc Edition / North by Northwest / Dial M for Murder / Foreign Correspondent / Suspicion / The Wrong Man / Stage Fright / I Confess / Mr. and Mrs. Smith

          

Distribution Warner Home Video - Region 1- NTSC



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