In this documentary-inspired thriller, P.J. McNeal (James Stewart) is a reporter who is asked by his editor to look into a potential story: their newspaper has been carrying an ad offering a substantial reward for information regarding the murder of a policeman that occurred eleven years ago. It turns out the ad was placed by a cleaning woman named Tillie Wiecek (Kasia Orzazewski); her son Frank (Richard Conte) was convicted of the crime, but she is thoroughly convinced her son had nothing to do with the killing. McNeal doesn't believe for a moment that Frank could be innocent, but he sees a good human interest story in Tillie and writes a piece that receives a great deal of favorable attention. Brian Kelly (Lee J. Cobb), McNeal's editor, thinks there might be more to this story and asks P.J. to look into the original murder case. To McNeal's surprise, Frank passes a lie detector test in which he proclaims his innocence, and the more he digs into records on the case, the more he finds wrong with the original investigation; some evidence is missing, much is inconclusive, and the reporter begins to wonder if Frank might have been railroaded after all, or if the police might be trying to keep something quiet. Call Northside 777 was based on a true story. Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
- Urban Drama, Crime Drama
- Amateur Sleuths, Members of the Press, Miscarriage of Justice
- 01 hr 51 min
- French , English
- English , Spanish
- March 15, 2005
- Betty Garde , Helen Walker , Lee J. Cobb , Richard Conte , James Stewart
- Addison Richards , Rex Downing , Peter Seal , Jonathan Hale , George Melford , George Cisar , Walter Greaza , Wanda Perry , Duke Watson , Dick Ryan , William Post Jr. , Robert Karnes , Robert B. Williams , Norman McKay , Lionel Stander , Michael Chapin , Edward Peil Jr. , Larry Blake , Henry Kulky , Freddie Steele , Cy Kendall , Buck Harrington , Truman Bradley , Joe Ploski , Charles Lane , Percy Helton , Eddie Dunn , Richard Rober , John Bleifer , Otto Waldis , Richard Bishop , George Tyne , Samuel S. Hinds , J.M. Kerrigan , Paul Harvey , John McIntire , Howard I. Smith , Kasia Orzazewski , Moroni Olsen , E.G. Marshall , Lester Sharpe , Abe Dinovitch , Charles Miller , George Turner , Arthur Peterson , Ann Staunton , George Pembroke , George Spaulding , Helen Foster , Jane Crowley , Joanne de Bergh , Joe Forte , Perry Ivins
- Henry Hathaway
Rating: NR - Questionable for Children, Adult Situations
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