Unusual Hitchcock film done as semidocumentary, using true story
of N.Y.C. musician (Fonda) falsely accused of robbery. Miles is
excellent as wife who cracks under strain; offbeat and compelling.
Written by Maxwell Anderson and Angus MacPhail.
Although based on a true story, Hitchcock deliberately left out some
of the information that pointed to Manny's innocence to heighten the
The "right" man (the real culprit) can be seen several times
during the film: outside the Stork Club, in the Victor Moore arcade
and near one of the liquor stores where the police take Manny.
Hitchcock makes his cameo appearance narrating the film's prologue.
The only time he actually spoke in any of his films.