NOIR CITY 20: I LOVE TROUBLE / CALL NORTHSIDE 777
I Love Trouble (7:00)
Originally released January 15, 1948
Columbia [Sony Pictures]. 93 minutes
Screenplay by Roy Huggins, based on his novel The Double Take
Produced and directed by S. Sylvan Simon
Franchot Tone plays wisecracking private eye Stuart Bailey, sleuthing his way through a bevy of treacherous dames in this playful homage to Raymond Chandler. Chandler didn't find it so playful; he threatened to bring a lawsuit against future TV legend Roy Huggins (77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, The Fugitive). A whirlwind of plot swirling through dozens of West Coast locations, with Janet Blair, Janis Carter, Adele Jergens, Glenda Farrell, John Ireland, Tom Powers, and Raymond Burr. The 35mm print was originally struck expressly for NOIR CITY 5.
Call Northside 777 (9:00)
Originally released February 18, 1948
20th Century-Fox. 112 minutes
Screenplay by Jerome Cady and Jay Dratler, based on news articles by James P. McGuire
Produced by Otto Lang
Directed by Henry Hathaway
Jimmy Stewart gives a terrific performance as P.J. McNeal, a Chicago newspaper reporter determined to free a convicted killer (Richard 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. First time at NOIR CITY!
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