Call Northside 777 is a 1948 documentary-style film noir directed by Henry Hathaway and starring James Stewart. The picture is based on the true story of a Chicago reporter who proved that a man in prison for murder was wrongly convicted 11 years before. The names of the real wrongly convicted men were Majczek and Marcinkiewicz for the murder of Chicago Traffic Police Officer William D. Lundy. Wikipedia
Call Northside 777 is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, 20th Century Fox films, Films set in Chicago, Illinois, Films shot in Chicago, Illinois, Crime thriller films, Films about journalists, Docudramas, Film noir and 1940s crime films.
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(McNeal is trying to get Zaleska to name his real partner in the crime and get a chance at parole)
P.J. McNeal: What have you got to lose? You're in for life now. C'mon, tell us the truth.
Tomek Zaleska: Sure, I could say I did it. Then maybe have a chance of getting out, like you say. And if I confessed, who would I name as my partner, Joe Doaks? I couldn't make it stick for one minute. That's the trouble with being innocent - you don't know what really happened.