★★★★☆ USA. 1h45m. Drama. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Maxwell Anderson, Angus MacPhail (screenplay) and Maxwell Anderson (“The True Story Of Christopher Emmanuel Balestrero”). Cinematography by Robert Burks. Edited by George Tomasini. Music by Bernard Herrmann. Starring Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone, Charles Cooper.
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”, which was published in Life magazine in June 1953 by Herbert Brean.
It is one of the few Hitchcock films based on a true story and whose plot closely follows the real-life events.