Check it Out: Call Northside 777

Call Northside 777 is a film based on the true story of a Chicago reporter who had an 11-year-old murder case re-opened.┬áP.J. McNeal (James Stewart) is asked by his boss to look into the story – their newspaper is carrying an ad offering a large reward for any information on the murder of the police officer 11 years ago. Frank Wiecek (Richard Conte) had been convicted of the murder and it is his mother who has placed the ad. As McNeal comes to the conclusion that Wiecek may be innocent he runs into opposition from the authorities who do not want the case re-opened.

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