Cinema: New Picture, Feb. 16, 1948

Call Northside 777 (20th Century-Fox). One of the current trends in movies is a tendency to shoot stories based on actual fact, in actual places. The leader in making this kind of movie is 20th Century-Fox, which has proved with The House on 92nd Street, 13 Rue Madeleine, Boomerang! and Kiss of Death that semi-documentary "locale" films can compete successfully with studio fiction. All of these films except Boomerang! were directed by Henry Hathaway. Hathaway's new picture, Call Northside 777, is a fine addition to the list.

Northside is based on the true story (TIME, Aug. 27, 1945) of one Joe Majczek,...

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