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Chicago Calling (1951)

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:
... William R. Cannon
... Mary Cannon
Gordon Gebert ... Bobby
... Jim
Melinda Casey ... Nancy Cannon (as Melinda Plowman)
Judy Brubaker ... Barbara 'Babs' Kimball
... Peggy (as Marsha Jones)
... Pete
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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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"Chicago Calling" left a lasting impression on me.
9 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw "Chicago Calling" sometime in the 1950's. I was a kid at the time. I have seen this movie only that one time; it left an indelible impression on me. I really FELT for this man who was waiting for a phone call to find out the status of his wife and child -- who were in a car accident. Whenever I hear the name of the actor, Dan Duryea, I recall his amazing, heart-wrenching performance in this film. And I remember the ANXIETY Duryea's character endured; that his telephone -- while waiting for this crucial call -- was going to be disconnected for non-payment. Since that first and only time of seeing this movie, I have had a desire to see it again -- as an adult. I'm curious to see if it will still affect me so strongly. Fifty years of living since seeing it -- no doubt -- will make it a different viewing experience. It's been a few years since I checked to see if it's available now in any format. I hope it will someday be available . . . HOLD THAT THOUGHT! I just Googled it and see that it IS now available in VHS or DVD format!!! WOW! I am going to order it as soon as I post this message! I'm very excited about this! I'm not kidding. This is a sincere post!


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