It was filmed in 1937 (Crowther says 1938) and not released until 1940.
Some say Alexander Korda was not pleased with it.
The variation on Hitchcock’s Blackmail is very patent, with Olivier there is a marked tendency toward the fierceness of Rebecca, Hitchcock repays certain moments in The Wrong Man.
“No deathless drama”, said Bosley Crowther of the New York Times. “Very stilted”, says Halliwell’s Film Guide, which cites Graham Greene (co-screenwriter with Dean, from Galsworthy) as swearing “never to do it again”.