- Commentary by Authors and Historians James Ursini & Alain Silver
- Theatrical Trailer
- Fox Movietone News Coverage of Film Premiere
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: March 15, 2005
- Originally Released: 1948
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Mono - English, French
- Stereo - English
- Subtitled - English, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Bonus Footage: Fox Movietone News Clips: "Motion Picture Stars Attend the Premiere of CALL NORTHSIDE 777"
- Audio Commentary: James Ursiniand, Alain Silver - Authors/Historians
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 04/03/2005
"[A] great career move for Stewart....Tautly directed..."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/2006
"[N]otable as one of the first crusading, factually based dramas about a miscarriage of justice."
Description by OLDIES.com:
When a classified ad grabs the attention of Chicago Times editor Brian Kelly (Lee J. Cobb), he sends ace reporter P.J. McNeal (James Stewart) to dig up new evidence in the 11-year-old case of a cop killer. It appears that Frank Wiecek (Richard Conte) has taken a fall, and been wrongly imprisoned for the murder. Although hard-nosed McNeal is initially skeptical, he eventually believes that Wiecek was, in fact, a patsy. And although McNeal hits one dead end after another, the avid newsman never gives up the search for justice for the innocent Wiecek.
In this documentary-style drama based on a true story, a reporter tries to prove that a man in prison for murder has been wrongly convicted. A great performance by Stewart as the persistent journalist.
The mother of Frank Wiecek, a prisoner convicted for killing a cop, offers $5000 for information leading his release of her son. She believes the jury erred and that Frank's innocent. Reporter McNeal, who's been assigned to write a human-interest story on Wiecek, telephones her to get the scoop. McNeal's relentless investigation uncovers new clues that ultimately proves Wiecek's innocence, and returns him to freedom after eleven years of imprisonment.
Film Noir |
Theatrical Release |
- Copyright 1948 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Renewed 1975 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.