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Call Northside 777

Directed by Henry Hathaway
1948    1h 51m    Not Rated
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. McNeal to look into the case. For some time, McNeal continues to believe Frank guilty. But when he starts to change his mind, he meets increased resistance from authorities unwilling to be proved wrong.
Cast of Call Northside 777
  • James StewartP.J. 'Jim' McNeal
  • Richard ConteFrank W. Wiecek
  • Lee J. CobbBrian Kelly
  • Helen WalkerLaura McNeal
  • Betty GardeWanda Skutnik
  • Kasia OrzazewskiTillie Wiecek
  • Joanne De BerghHelen Wiecek
  • Howard SmithK.L. Palmer
  • Moroni OlsenParole Board Chairman
  • John McIntireSam Faxon
  • Paul HarveyMartin J. Burns
  • Robert AdlerTaxicab Driver (uncredited)
  • Truman BradleyNarrator (voice) (uncredited)
  • Michael ChapinFrank Wiecek Jr. (uncredited)
  • James DimePoker Player (uncredited)
  • Rex DowningCopy Boy (uncredited)
  • Ben ErwayPhoto Lab Technician (uncredited)
  • Helen FosterSecretary (uncredited)
  • Jonathan HaleGovernor's Aide Robert Winston (uncredited)
  • Percy HeltonMailman William Decker (uncredited)
  • Samuel S. HindsJudge Charles Moulton (uncredited)
  • Charles LaneProsecuting Attorney (uncredited)
  • E.G. MarshallRayska (uncredited)
  • Addison RichardsState Commissioner John Albertson (uncredited)
  • Lionel StanderWiecek's Cellmate Corrigan (uncredited)
  • Otto WaldisBoris Siskovich (uncredited)
  • Wanda PerryChicago Times Telophone Reporter (uncredited)
  • Richard BishopWarden of Stateville Prison (uncredited)
  • Larry J. BlakePolice Photographic Technician (uncredited)
  • John BleiferJan Gruska (uncredited)
  • Dollie CailletSecretary (uncredited)
  • Al CaponeCapone (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • George CisarPoliceman (uncredited)
  • Jane CrowleyAnna Felczak (uncredited)
  • John DillingerDillinger (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Abe DinovitchPolish Man (uncredited)
  • Eddie DunnPatrolman John W. Bundy (uncredited)
  • Lew EcklesPoliceman (uncredited)
  • Joseph ForteParole Board Member (uncredited)
  • Stanley GordonPrison Clerk (uncredited)
  • Walter GreazaPolice Capt. Norris (uncredited)
  • Buck HarringtonBartender (uncredited)
  • Perry IvinsIllinois State Journal Technician (uncredited)
  • Robert KarnesPete (uncredited)
  • Leonarde KeelerLeonarde Keeler (uncredited)
  • Cy KendallSecond Bartender (uncredited)
  • J.M. KerriganSullivan - Court Bailiff (uncredited)
  • Carl KroenkeGuard (uncredited)
  • Paul KrugerDetective (uncredited)
  • Henry KulkyFirst Bartender (uncredited)
  • Philip LordPoliceman (uncredited)
  • Jack MannickPolish man (uncredited)
  • Norman McKayDetective (uncredited)
  • George MelfordParole Board Member (uncredited)
  • Charles MillerParole Board Member (uncredited)
  • Edward Peil Jr.Bartender (uncredited)
  • George PembrokePoliceman (uncredited)
  • Arthur PetersonKeeler's Polygraph Assistant (uncredited)
  • Joe PloskiPolish Man (uncredited)
  • William Post Jr.Sixth Precinct Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
  • Thelma RitterCaptain's Secretary (uncredited)
  • Richard RoberSgt. Larson (uncredited)
  • Dick RyanParole Board Member (uncredited)
  • Peter SealMinor Role (uncredited)
  • Lester SharpeIllinois State Journal Technician (uncredited)
  • George SpauldingMan on Parole Board (uncredited)
  • Ray SpikerBarfly (uncredited)
  • Ann StauntonChicago Times Telephone Operator (uncredited)
  • Freddie SteeleHoldup Man (uncredited)
  • George TurnerHoldup Man (uncredited)
  • George TyneTomek Zaleska (uncredited)
  • Bill VendettaChicago Times Photographer (uncredited)
  • Duke WatsonPoliceman (uncredited)
  • Robert B. WilliamsIllinois State Journal Technician
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