HITCHCOCK - Chapters 12-15 Summary & Analysis

Helen G. Scott
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Chapters 12-15 Summary and Analysis

"The Wrong Man" was based on a true story about a musician who is wrongly accused of committing a robbery. The man goes through being arrested and sent to trial while his wife goes insane. Hitchcock regrets veering away from the courtroom scene to disclose the wife's mental problems although it was necessary to the plot. In the court room, a juror is so convinced that the man is guilty that he asks if it is really necessary to go through the process. Because of that action, which really happened, there was a mistrial. The real burglar was caught before the second trial began.

Hitchcock went to great lengths to ensure that the feelings evoked in the story rang true. This was also the case with the scenery. The film was shot at the actual sites where the crime...

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