When A Stranger Calls (1979)

Thank You To Robert From The Movie Locations And More Website For Telling Me About The Doctor's New House And For Finding The Old Apartment Complex Locations

Thank You To Paul H. For Telling Me About The Manrdrakis Residence Location

  • (0:00)  The Mandrakis Residence Where Jill Johnson Goes To Babysit / 321 S. Chadbourne Avenue, Los Angeles (Note: The House Has Since Been Torn Down And A Replacement House Now Stands On The Site)

  • (0:24)  John Clifford Visiting Dr. Mandrakis At His New House / 472 N. Barrington Avenue, Brentwood

  • (0:38)  Outside Of The Bar / Torchy's; 218 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles (Note: The Bar Is No Longer There But The Building Looks Somewhat The Same)

  • (0:39)  Tracy Walking By A Tunnel / 2nd Street Tunnel, Los Angeles (Note: I Believe She Is Walking On The West End Of The Tunnel Along Figueroa Street)

  • (0:39)  Tracy Walking Up Some Stairs / Lower 5th Street And Hope Street, Los Angeles (Note: This Whole Area Has Been Redone And These Stairs Are No Longer There And This Is An Approximate On The Exact Location)

  • (0:40)  The Engstrum Apartments / 623 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles (Note: This Building Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (1:06)  The Rescue Mission / 226 S. Main Street, Los Angeles (Note: This Building Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (1:07)  John Clifford Standing In Front Of Some Construction / 3rd Street Tunnel, Los Angeles (Note: This Is The Hill Street Entrance And The Area Has Changed A Lot Since The Movie Was Made)

  • (1:18)  Baby Sitter Jill's New Home Several Years Later / 2722 Club Drive, Los Angeles (Note: The House Has Been Remodeled Since The Movie Was Made)


  1. I’ve managed to work out the location of the original house. Unfortunately it was demolished in 2007 to make way for a new house.

    The address is 321 S Chadbourne Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049

    Unfortunately the earliest Google Street View shows the end of the demolition. The only picture I could find of the house is here.

    1. Hi, thank you for the info. That really helps but it is sad that it is now gone. Classic movie house. Thanks again.

  2. That does suck! Great house, awesome movie!

  3. There's an overhead view of the Engstrum Apartments and the old Bunker Hill Steps (now both demolished) here: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wbdxhE4mcqwEfXqHwLxDiMOMdu8vmYKuDHXdHc4anwbg8eObdo4eEbG1eujJRzGFdN-rWkOSBmOlxnbRfTAsdu936UZaXJdFoi7krMf3WfbKWc6XXnnjgpngXtqwW595wiDMYCEgortxnGXL_-tnAl-YLm-rxLuNIr3yTk8ovXinqwCWXhTFRSeSMpd4H_7rBRBhiqXeTtrL_VoE-Wei2DZCf60fnior9cCWMWhXqYqXk68N35EBPNk_cVpvyBWo_to8DkTluPA8omUuY_RIfYafi3k4entzTvVzbHL6ndr6CjXBuzBCvZQjSi3muThuY2Nr1odFXr_jtrnwrAY6Y_gXm8M7EHeCxc2OKnpncQebQo1q-klqtLCTZtmyZWJ8-CmRjHWHGyDzEj54mOTlwVFfDNpCJln1Twu0-R4iml7mtOpgM29rNb2VCh20oWyNkKuWLR4IFolFxt_U0ILFUXFFT4GSWd7E2LBhzZrCJW71f4ufdIgW4260zzOKEYX1QtyAUgg8lO-VBNMMlmLsJs0gpnDXepQDQYRn43Hh2Pp7r_wM28hN0nU0rJmHx6nkZapoaxHoX8omf0hDD4H6ym6vpjafkCN8fdRhnLPLAX5EGnxNGQldfg=w895-h362-no