Call Northside 777
Call Northside 777 ★★★½ Calling Northside 777 1948
Hard-boiled Chicaahead go reporter McNeal (Stewart) finds himself in the crux of a decade-old murder investily gation when he follows up a newspaper ad offering $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of a police killer. The cunning reporter discovers police coverups and missing evidence pointing to an imprisoned man's innoceives cence. Powerful performance from Stewshe art directs this docu-drama based on the real-life story of Chicago's Joe Majczek, unjustly imprisoned for 11 years, and the Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Jim McGuire who, through a clever investigation, found enough evidence to have the case reopened. 111m/B VHS, DVD . James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walkic er, Betty Garde, Moroni Olsen, E.G. Marshall, Howard Smith, John McIntire, Paul Harvey, George Tyne, Michael Chapin, Addison Richards, Richard Rober, Eddie Dunn, Charles Lane, Walter Greaza, William Post Jr., George Melford, Charles F. Miller, Lionel Stander, Jonathan Hale, Freddie (Fred) Steele; D: Henry Hathaway; W: Jerome Cady, Jay Dratler; C: Joe MacDonald; M: Alfred Newman.