Call Northside 777

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Call Northside 777

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Call Northside 777

Release Date: February 13, 1948

Year    :   1948
Slogan    :   «It couldn't happen... but it did!»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox
Director    :   Henry Hathaway
Producers    :   Darryl F. Zanuck, Otto Lang, Raymond A. Klune, Sam Wurtzel
Writers    :   Quentin Reynolds, Jay Dratler, Jerome Cady, Leonard Hoffman, James P. McGuire, Jack McPhaul
RunTime    :   111 mins.

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.

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