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Call Northside 777
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Call Northside 777 1948

From Amazon: The postwar vogue for documentary-style realism, prompted by The March of Time and the critical success of Roberto Rossellini's Open City, cross bred with film noir to create a compelling strain of crime films; this is one of the most low-key and credible, based on the true story of a Chicago reporter (James Stewart) who became convinced of the innocence of a death-row inmate (Richard Conte). Director Henry Hathaway (whose Kiss of Death started the trend) stages the action on the actual Chicago locations, providing a fascinating documentary record of an underfilmed metropolis (the convict's mother is a washerwoman at the...

Directed By:
No image existsHenry Hathaway
Written By:
No image existsJerome Cady
No image existsJay Dratler
James StewartJames Stewart
No image existsRichard Conte
No image existsLee J. Cobb
No image existsHelen Walker
No image existsMoroni Olsen
No image existsE.G. Marshall
No image existsHoward Smith
No image existsJohn McIntire
No image existsPaul Harvey
No image existsGeorge Tyne
No image existsAddison Richards
No image existsRichard Rober
No image existsCharles Lane
No image existsWilliam Post Jr.
No image existsCharles F. Miller
No image existsLionel Stander
No image existsJonathan Hale
No image existsGeorge Melford
No image existsWalter Greaza
No image existsBetty Garde
No image existsEddie Dunn
No image existsMichael Chapin
No image existsEddie Dunn

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Call Northside 777 Movie Review by Derringer (6/18/2013)

Released in 1948 - This intense, well-scripted Crime/Drama, starring James Stewart, was greatly enhanced by excellent location shooting around Chicago.

Apparently based on actual events, this b&w gem from the glorious 40s was partially shot in a semi-documentary format.

Call Northside 777 tells the in-depth tale of...

(complete Call Northside 777 review by Derringer)

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