Hitchcock's The Wrong Man

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Based on a true story, The Wrong Man, presents the life of a musician Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero usually called Manny who had been arrested and brought to trial for a series of robberies he hasn’t committed. The early scenes itself gives the viewers a background of Manny’s family circumstances. He lives in a tiny bungalow in the Jackson Heights section of Queens suited for the lower middle-class. He works hard to eke out a living, for that he plays a double bass in a band engaged at Sherman Bilingsley’s Stork Club and his earning goes into a savings account. In an age of prosperity in the 1950s, Manny struggles. Hitchcock has tried to show that the image of America projected and idealised in the fifties was not one of milk and honey

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