CALL NORTHSIDE 777 (Henry Hathaway, 1947)

Based on the actual case of a 1932 Chicago cop-killing during a store robbery, where two Polish-Americans, later exonerated, were prosecuted and sentenced to life imprisonment, Call Northside 777 is director Henry Hathaway’s finest achievement. It is Hathaway who had introduced (in The House on 92nd Street, 1945) the postwar style that applied documentary realism […]