Anyway, I catch the end of Call Northside 777. The movie is basically about how a reporter (Jimmy Stewart) helps out a mother whose son was wrongly convicted and imprisoned to get him freed from prison by proving with evidence he is innocent. I've seen part of it before so I didn't miss out on much but at the end dude is released to meet his son and wife who remarried. The other guy is even there and says something like you can stop by any time to see your boy (indicating they'll work something out). The guy says at the end "It's a good world... outside." Okay then the host of the program is like that was a sweet ending but in actuality the guy this story is based off of actually remarried his wife after she divorced the other guy and had more kids but he was never able to get a job again because of the time he served in prison. He got in to a car accident, no physical injuries but was mentally disoriented forever and ended up in a home where he died in his 70s. Then he says the guys innocent friend who was also wrongly convicted and imprisoned was released 5 years after for w/e reason, moved to Cali and eventually committed suicide
Son, I was sitting there with my draw dropped like how you gonna drop all that real life after such a nice uplifting movie!!!??? It was so foul It'd be like if you watched an inspirational movie where a guy just survived through a lot like a pow and then in the end they're like after he was freed and survived he was hit by a bus on the way to meet his girl. It just made me think of more recent documentaries I've watched about wrongly convicted men, the lack of justice they receive after or compensation, and that the experience they have in prison basically permanently changes them so that if they weren't bad when they went in they're gonna be warped and twisted when they come out.