Episode 126 - The Wrong Man


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“The Wrong Man” is a true story of Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero and his family and the fallout of his being wrongly accused of several armed robberies. The film is directed by Alfred Hitchcock and stars Henry Fonda and Vira Miles. The music is by Bernard Hermann. This is the third film in our Bernard Hermann film festival. The music is more restrained than the other films we’ve reviewed. It fits the story and mood of the film perfectly. Bernard Hermann even makes an appearance as the piano player in the Stork Club band right at the start of the movie.

This is a powerful and moving film exploring the impact of a miscarriage of justice both to “Manny” and to his family, his wife in particular. It’s a chilling account of the deterioration of her mental state to the point where she needs to be admitted to an outpatient facility where she stays for 2 years, eventually recovering from the ordeal. Needless to say, Bob and I loved the film and we hope you enjoy this episode of the show.

Up next on the public feed is “Journey To The Center Of The Earth” releasing on October 31st.

On Patreon, which is launching for signups next Thursday, October 24th, we’ll have “Journey To The Center Of The Earth” a week early + “The Ghost Breaker” + “The 40th Anniversary Of Alien”. That will be three shows for folks that sign up at Tier 3 on Patreon. More information about that below and on our website.

Here’s the IMDB page for “The Wrong Man

Our Patreon launches on Thursday, October 24th!

It’s a big week next week as we prepare to launch on Patreon.

Starting on October 24th you’ll be able to subscribe to the show’s Patreon at one of three tiers:

$1 a month is Tier 1 where you’ll receive “Journey To The Center Of The Earth” a week early. You’ll also get a shout out on the next show and be able to participate in Patron-only comments on the show.

$4 a month is Tier 2 where you’ll receive the same benefits as Tier 1 plus a bonus show “The Ghost Breakers”. This show is only available to Patrons at Tier 2 and Tier 3.

$7 a month is Tier 3 where you’ll receive the same benefits at Tier 1 and 2 plus a special content show “The 40th Anniversary of Alien” where we’ll have several guests, some live audio from the movie theater and a discussion of how “The Thing From Another World” and “Planet Of The Vampires” influenced “Alien

We’ll have 3 new shows on Patreon next week at Tier 3!

And every month afterwards we’ll have the same benefits for our Patrons.

This is an exciting time for the show as we embark on a new phase of the podcasting journey together!

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