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Posted November 8, 2002
Chicago Newspaper Reporter Investigates Murder
Jimmy Stewart plays McNeal, a Chicago newspaper reporter assigned to a story about a policeman's murder 10 years earlier, during Prohibition. Two men were convicted and sentenced to 99 years. One prisoner's mother, believing her son ''innocent,'' has raised five thousand dollars in the hope of reopening the murder investigation. Reporter McNeal digs into the facts looking for the truth. The film dramatically depicts his dealings with the police, the courts, and the Illinois Parole Board. Stewart gives a fine performance, helped by a good supporting cast and a taut story. Good film, well worth seeing.
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Posted October 1, 2010
I am so happy to see this film on DVD. Jimmy Stewart is superb and portrays a very hard edged character. He had been typcast before the war and proves that the four years of being a bomber pilot certainly did harden the actor. This film was released in conjunction with Stewart's stepping into history with his footprints at Graumans. The whole cast is great and I love that it was filmed on location in Chicago. Wonderful film!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.