|Title:||Call Northside 777|
Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- Kiss of Death
|08.15.05||DVD|| 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.