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Call Northside 777 (1948) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Otto Lang.

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Film Noir Review: Call Northside 777 (1948)

By Danilo Castro on Feb 24, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

“It’s a good world, outside.” No actor better represents American decency than James Stewart. In both his military and movie career, Stewart was the everyman, the humble hero who managed to get the job done through sheer force of will. He was someone you innately rooted for, and... Read full article


James Stewart decides to “Call Northside 777”

By Stephen Reginald on Sep 24, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

James Stewart decides to “Call Northside 777” Call Northside 777 (1948) is a docudrama directed by Henry Hathaway and starring James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, and Helen Walker. The film is based on articles in the Chicago Daily Times.P.J. McNeal (Stewart), a reporter the ... Read full article


Call Northside 777 (1948)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 29, 2015 From 4 Star Films

It’s not really noir and it’s hardly a procedural. After all, it’s not from the point of view of the cops, but an intrepid investigative journalist who is looking to clear a man’s name after 12 years. Henry Hathaway’s film has the feel of a docudrama much in the same ve... Read full article


Call Northside 777 (1948)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 29, 2015 From 4 Star Films

It’s not really noir and it’s hardly a procedural. After all, it’s not from the point of view of the cops, but an intrepid investigative journalist who is looking to clear a man’s name after 12 years. Henry Hathaway’s film has the feel of a docudrama much in the same ve... Read full article


Call Northside 777 (1948) (2)

on Aug 27, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

Longtime readers of my site are aware of my love/hate relationship with Jimmy Stewart.? It isn’t that I hate him, I just find a lot of his iconic roles to be overhyped.? With that, I decided to devote a day to him as part of my Summer Under the Stars series to move away from the Jimmy Stewart ... Read full article


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P.J. McNeal: Aw, look, Frank, it's a big thing when a sovereign state admits a mistake. But remember this: there aren't many governments in the world that would do it.


P.J. McNeal: [to warden, after trying to talk Tomek into confessing to get parole] You must run a nice jail: this guy doesn't want to get out either!


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Frank's name in real life was Joseph Majczek. After being released from prison in 1945, he worked as an insurance agent in Chicago. For his wrongful imprisonment, the State of Illinois awarded him $24,000, which Majczek gave to his mother Tillie. Majczek eventually remarried his wife with whom he had divorced while he was in prison. His last years were spent in a mental institution; he died in 1983.
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 9, 1949 with James Stewart reprising his film role.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 7, 1948 with James Stewart and Richard Conte reprising their film roles.
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