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.Written by
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The beer McNeal is drinking when he comes home, is Nectar Premium Beer of Chicago, which is no longer in business. See more »
When Reporter Mc Neal (Jimmy Stewart) is doing his extensive footwork in searching for Wanda Skutnik in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, he is told to go over to an address on Honore Street (a real Chicago street name). However the guy relating this info pronounces it as (phonetically) as "Huh-nor." The street name is derived from a French surname and is correctly by the Locals as "Ahn-oree." See more »
Aw, look, Frank, it's a big thing when a sovereign state admits an error. But remember this: there aren't many governments in the world that would do it.
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reporter sets out to prove a convicted man is innocent
An eyewitness to a cop killing sends a man to the pen for 99 years. Eleven years later the convict's mother offers 5 thousand dollars to anyone proving her son is not guilty. A newspaperman looks into the case and becomes obsessed with gathering information which he is convinced will exonerate the convicted man. Tense, dramatic look at the seedy side of life.
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