Call Northside 777

A film by Henry Hathaway
Starring Jimmy Stewart, Richard Conte, Helen Walker, Lee J. Cobb

The first Hollywood film shot on location in Chicago. Jaded newspaper reporter P.J. McNeal (Jimmy Stewart) takes up the cause of convict Frank Wiecek (Richard Conte) after the con’s mother spends her life savings trying to clear her son. Call Northside 777 can be enjoyed both as an elegiac ode to the vanished old-school newspaper business and as a film noir. Either way it’s a terrific film — especially for Chicagoans eager to see a big screen version of the city, circa 1948.


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111 mins

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