Call Northside 777

Call Northside 777 (1948)

It couldn't happen... but it did!

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1948-02-13
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 127 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 51min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Henry Hathaway
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From 127 Ratings


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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  • James Stewart

    as P.J. 'Jim' McNeal
  • Richard Conte

    as Frank W. Wiecek
  • Lee J. Cobb

    as Brian Kelly
  • Helen Walker

    as Laura McNeal
  • Betty Garde

    as Wanda Skutnik
  • Kasia Orzazewski

    as Tillie Wiecek
  • Joanne De Bergh

    as Helen Wiecek
  • Howard Smith

    as K.L. Palmer
  • Moroni Olsen

    as Parole Board Chairman
  • John McIntire

    as Sam Faxon
  • Paul Harvey

    as Martin J. Burns
  • Robert Adler

    as Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
  • Truman Bradley

    as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
  • Michael Chapin

    as Frank Wiecek Jr. (uncredited)
  • James Dime

    as Poker Player (uncredited)
  • Rex Downing

    as Copy Boy (uncredited)
  • Ben Erway

    as Photo Lab Technician (uncredited)
  • Helen Foster

    as Secretary (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Hale

    as Governor's Aide Robert Winston (uncredited)
  • Percy Helton

    as Mailman William Decker (uncredited)
  • Samuel S. Hinds

    as Judge Charles Moulton (uncredited)
  • Charles Lane

    as Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
  • E.G. Marshall

    as Rayska (uncredited)
  • Addison Richards

    as State Commissioner John Albertson (uncredited)
  • Lionel Stander

    as Wiecek's Cellmate Corrigan (uncredited)
  • Otto Waldis

    as Boris Siskovich (uncredited)
  • Wanda Perry

    as Chicago Times Telophone Reporter (uncredited)
  • Richard Bishop

    as Warden of Stateville Prison (uncredited)
  • Larry J. Blake

    as Police Photographic Technician (uncredited)
  • John Bleifer

    as Jan Gruska (uncredited)
  • Dollie Caillet

    as Secretary (uncredited)
  • Al Capone

    as Capone (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • George Cisar

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Jane Crowley

    as Anna Felczak (uncredited)
  • John Dillinger

    as Dillinger (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Abe Dinovitch

    as Polish Man (uncredited)
  • Eddie Dunn

    as Patrolman John W. Bundy (uncredited)
  • Lew Eckles

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Joseph Forte

    as Parole Board Member (uncredited)
  • Stanley Gordon

    as Prison Clerk (uncredited)
  • Walter Greaza

    as Police Capt. Norris (uncredited)
  • Buck Harrington

    as Bartender (uncredited)
  • Perry Ivins

    as Illinois State Journal Technician (uncredited)
  • Robert Karnes

    as Pete (uncredited)
  • Leonarde Keeler

    as Leonarde Keeler (uncredited)
  • Cy Kendall

    as Second Bartender (uncredited)
  • J. M. Kerrigan

    as Sullivan - Court Bailiff (uncredited)
  • Carl Kroenke

    as Guard (uncredited)
  • Paul Kruger

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • Henry Kulky

    as First Bartender (uncredited)
  • Philip Lord

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Jack Mannick

    as Polish man (uncredited)
  • Norman McKay

    as Detective (uncredited)
  • George Melford

    as Parole Board Member (uncredited)
  • Charles Miller

    as Parole Board Member (uncredited)
  • Edward Peil Jr.

    as Bartender (uncredited)
  • George Pembroke

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Arthur Peterson

    as Keeler's Polygraph Assistant (uncredited)
  • Joe Ploski

    as Polish Man (uncredited)
  • William Post Jr.

    as Sixth Precinct Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
  • Thelma Ritter

    as Captain's Secretary (uncredited)
  • Richard Rober

    as Sgt. Larson (uncredited)
  • Dick Ryan

    as Parole Board Member (uncredited)
  • Peter Seal

    as Minor Role (uncredited)
  • Lester Sharpe

    as Illinois State Journal Technician (uncredited)
  • George Spaulding

    as Man on Parole Board (uncredited)
  • Ray Spiker

    as Barfly (uncredited)
  • Ann Staunton

    as Chicago Times Telephone Operator (uncredited)
  • Freddie Steele

    as Holdup Man (uncredited)
  • George Turner

    as Holdup Man (uncredited)
  • George Tyne

    as Tomek Zaleska (uncredited)
  • Bill Vendetta

    as Chicago Times Photographer (uncredited)
  • Duke Watson

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Robert B. Williams

    as Illinois State Journal Technician
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Production Darryl F. Zanuck Executive Producer
Sound Alfred Newman Original Music Composer
Sound Alfred Newman Music Director
Art Mark-Lee Kirk Art Direction
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Sound Roger Heman Sr. Sound
Art Walter M. Scott Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Charles LeMaire Wardrobe Master
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Dick Smith Makeup Artist
Camera Joseph MacDonald Director of Photography
Directing Henry Hathaway Director
Writing Quentin Reynolds Adaptation
Writing Jay Dratler Screenplay
Editing J. Watson Webb Jr. Editor
Costume & Make-Up Sam Benson Wardrobe Designer
Writing Jerome Cady Screenplay
Writing Leonard Hoffman Adaptation
Writing James P. McGuire Writer
Crew James P. McGuire Technical Advisor
Production Otto Lang Producer
Costume & Make-Up Thomas Tuttle Makeup Artist
Visual Effects Fred Sersen Visual Effects
Sound Edward B. Powell Orchestrator
Production Raymond A. Klune Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Kay Nelson Costume Design
Directing Joseph E. Rickards Assistant Director
Production Sam Wurtzel Production Manager
Directing Stanley K. Scheuer Script Supervisor
Directing Abe Steinberg Assistant Director
Writing Jack McPhaul Story Consultant
Costume & Make-Up Myrtle Ford Hairstylist
Camera Frank Cory Grip
Sound W.D. Flick Sound
Camera Til Gabani Camera Operator
Camera Jerry Milligan Still Photographer
Camera Paul Russell Still Photographer