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Call Northside 777

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Call Northside 777 (1948) starring Jimmy Stewart, Richard Conte

In 1932, a cop is killed and Frank Wiecek (Richard Conte) sentenced to life. Eleven years later, a newspaper ad by Frank’s mother leads Chicago reporter P.J. O’Neal (Jimmy Stewart) to look into the case. When he begins to investigate he meets increased resistance from authorities unwilling to be proved wrong.

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I’ll Cry Tomorrow

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I’ll Cry Tomorrow (1956), starring Susan Hayward, Eddie Albert, Richard Comte

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 Susan Hayward has a signature role in I’ll Cry Tomorrow, a pedal-to-the-metal look at the troubled times of singer Lillian Roth. Hayward snagged her fourth Oscar nomination for the part, which takes Roth from humble beginnings through great stardom and finally into a hell of alcoholism and recovery. The movie delivers on a couple of tendencies of its era (1956): a fresh frankness about addiction (The Man with the Golden Arm had come out the year before), plus some handy psychoanalyzing of the heroine–in this case, Roth’s problems are laid at the feet of her pushy stage mother (Jo Van Fleet).

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