Hitch on the Hump: The Wrong Man (1956)
Strangers on a Train to 1964’s Marnie, twelve films in total spanning a large chunk of Hitchcock’s catalog.
Foreign Correspondent and Saboteur. Fonda gives a measured performance, nailing the material, but never really driving home the emotion. For his part, Fonda was very pleased with working for Hitchcock saying, “He was funny all the time. Hitch would come in and tell a funny story just before he would say ‘Roll ‘em’ into a serous scene.” Miles, however, became the subject of the Hitchcock treatment. Even before the production, he controlled all aspects of her wardrobe dressing her in whites, blacks, and grays because he felt Miles wore too much color and it did not favor her (this also contributed to his choice to film in black and white). He ran the actress through the emotional ringer while filming her character’s breakdown scenes, and it is said that the actress resented Hitchcock’s micro-management though her performance is thoroughly compelling.