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Call Northside 777

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Original title
Call Northside 777
Year
Running time
111 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Jerome Cady, Jay Dratler
Music
Alfred Newman
Cinematography
Joseph MacDonald (B&W)
Cast
Producer
20th Century Fox
Genre
Drama. Film noir | Journalism. Crime. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
1948: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
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