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Title:   Call Northside 777
Director:   Henry Hathaway
Year:   1948
Genre:   Noir
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   08.15.05

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- Kiss of Death

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
08.15.05DVD More like a fourfather to the procedural shows of today than a noir, this is a pretty good movie starring Jimmy Stewart as a reporter springing an innocent man out of jail. It's one of those "this is a true story" movies where everything about the film stresses authenticity, so you get some pretty nice location work in circa-1948 Chicago. I think I personally still prefer Naked City if only because Dassin photographs NYC way better than Hathaway handles Chicago, but really they're both pretty good.

When i first saw this, i really wondered if it'd be any good the second time around. I gave it a few years but surprisingly it still held up for the most part. I really feel the lack of score though; some scenes drag.
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