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Night and the City

  • Film

Time Out says

Bizarre film noir with Widmark as a small time nightclub tout trying to hustle his way into the wrestling rackets, but finding himself the object of a murderous manhunt when his cons catch up with him. Set in a London through which Widmark spends much of his time dodging in dark alleyways, it attempts to present the city in neo-expressionist terms as a grotesque, terrifyingly anonymous trap. Fascinating, even though the stylised characterisations (like

Francis L Sullivan

's obesely outsized nightclub king) remain theoretically interesting rather than convincing. Inclined to go over the top, it all too clearly contains the seeds of Dassin's later - and disastrous - pretensions.

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Release Details

  • Duration:100 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jules Dassin
  • Screenwriter:Jo Eisinger
  • Cast:
    • Richard Widmark
    • Gene Tierney
    • Googie Withers
    • Francis L Sullivan
    • Herbert Lom
    • Hugh Marlowe
    • Mike Mazurki
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