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Chicago Calling (1951)

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A poor father makes monumental efforts to get money to keep his phone installed, so he can get word on his critically injured little daughter.


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Complete credited cast:
Dan Duryea ...
William R. Cannon
Mary Cannon
Gordon Gebert ...
Ross Elliott ...
Melinda Plowman ...
Nancy Cannon
Judy Brubaker ...
Barbara 'Babs' Kimball
Marcia Mae Jones ...
Peggy (as Marsha Jones)
Roy Engel ...


A poor father makes monumental efforts to get money to keep his phone installed, so he can get word on his critically injured little daughter.

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Fernruf aus Chicago  »

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From my brief introduction of the film at the Library Of Congress in 2012.
30 April 2013 | by (Culpeper, VA USA) – See all my reviews

The feature CHICAGO CALLING is a great example of two things, first it is a fine independent feature shot on location with a realistic, gritty feel and believable characters.

Secondly, it's a brand new film print made in our film lab on the third floor from the original picture and sound nitrate negatives also stored in this building and an excellent example of what film preservation is all about. Saving the forgotten films, the orphans if you will. These neglected films have good stories and need to be seen on the big screen with an audience.

And tonight, is extra special for another reason: in our audience is one of the stars of this 1952 feature film, Gordon Gebert (pronounced Gee- burt) who played the young boy that befriends the lead actor played by Dan Duryea.

Gordon would you please stand up so these fine folks can give you a hand?

Since we have Gordon Gebert here in person, I'm going to shorten my usual opening remarks so we can spend more time after the film talking with him about his amazing early career and what he is doing now days.

We invite you to stay a few minutes after the film, which is only 75 minutes long, and we'll play a short video showing Gordon with some of his other co-stars including: Loretta Young, Janet Leigh, Robert Mitchum, Burt Lancaster, Ray Milland, Paul Douglas and John Wayne.

Scenes from some of Gordon's 31 film and television appearances including: Come To The Stable; Holiday Affair; The Flame And The Arrow; Night Into Morning; Fourteen Hours; The House On Telegraph Hill; Flying Leathernecks and Narrow Margin.

Then we will chat with this former child star and you'll have a chance to ask him about his life in the movies who is now a professor of architecture at the City College of New York after getting degrees from both Princeton & MIT!

Now let's watch Chicago Calling…

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