Call Northside 777
Director: Henry Hathaway Run Time: 111 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1948
Starring: Helen Walker, James Stewart, Lee J. Cobb, Richard Conte
Introduction by Film Noir Foundation’s Foster Hirsch!
Jimmy Stewart gives a terrific performance as P.J. McNeal, a Chicago newspaper reporter determined to free a convicted killer (Conte) he believes has been unfairly imprisoned for eleven years. The first Hollywood feature to be shot entirely on location in Chicago, CALL NORTHSIDE 777 boasts fantastic cinematography by Joseph MacDonald, and stellar supporting performances by Conte, Lee J. Cobb, and Helen Walker. Winner of the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture of 1948.
Double Feature with THE BIG CLOCK