Call Northside 777 1948

In 1932, a cop is killed and Frank Wiecek sentenced to life. Eleven years later, a newspaper ad by Frank's mother leads Chicago reporter P.J. O'Neal to look into the case. For some time, O'Neal continues to believe Frank guilty. But when he starts to change his mind, he meets increased resistance from authorities unwilling to be proved wrong.

Books with substantial mentioning of Call Northside 777
Jürgen Müller
Movies of the 40s
Köln, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Tokyo, 2005

Tony Thomas
The Films of the Forties
Secaucus, NJ, 1980
Books with an entry on Call Northside 777
Michael F. Keaney
Film Noir Guide, 745 Films of the Classic Era, 1940-1959
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London, 2003

Paul Michael, editor in chief. James Robert Parish, associate editor
The American movies reference book, The sound era
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,, 1969

Call Northside 777
United States 1948

Directed by

Howard Smith
J.M. Kerrigan
Michael Chapin
E.G. Marshall
Cy Kendall
Percy Helton
Otto Waldis
Edward Peil Jr.
Rex Downing
Charles Lane
Addison Richards
Eddie Dunn
Jonathan Hale
Henry Kulky
Samuel S. Hinds
Robert Williams


Running time:112 minutes
Country:United States

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