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Call Northside 777 (1-Feb-1948)

Director: Henry Hathaway

Writers: Jerome Cady; Jay Dratler; Leonard Hoffman; Quentin Reynolds

From articles by: James P. McGuire

Music: Alfred Newman

Producer: Otto Lang

Keywords: Crime, Film Noir

After a convicted murderer's mother advertises a $5000 reward for information on the decade-old crime, investigative reporter P. J. McNeal becomes convinced of the man's innocence and takes up the case. Engaging crime drama shot in semi-documentary style, bordering on film noir. Based on a true story. Lots of great early Chicago scenes. Won the Edgar for Best Motion Picture.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lee J. Cobb
8-Dec-1911 11-Feb-1976 The Left Hand of God
Richard Conte
24-Mar-1910 15-Apr-1975 The Blue Gardenia
Paul Harvey
10-Sep-1882 5-Dec-1955 American character actor
John McIntire
27-Jun-1907 30-Jan-1991 Christopher Hale on Wagon Train
Moroni Olsen
27-Jun-1889 22-Nov-1954 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Jimmy Stewart
20-May-1908 2-Jul-1997 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Helen Walker
17-Jul-1920 10-Mar-1968 Call Northside 777


Jimmy Stewart   ...   P .J. McNeal
Richard Conte   ...   Frank Wiecek
Lee J. Cobb   ...   Brian Kelly
Helen Walker   ...   Laura McNeal
Betty Garde   ...   Wanda Skutnik
Kasia Orzazewski   ...   Tillie Wiecek
Joanne de Bergh   ...   Helen Wiecek-Rayska
Howard Smith   ...   Palmer
Moroni Olsen   ...   Parole Board Chairman
John McIntire   ...   Sam Faxon
Paul Harvey   ...   Martin J. Burns


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