While the City Sleeps

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

A group of newsmen hunt for a sex murderer. Their motive is greed; the prize is control of a newspaper. 'Noble' Dana Andrews initially refuses to participate, but finally offers his fiancée (Forrest) as bait for the killer (Barrymore) who, naturally, is the film's most sympathetic character. Lang makes inspired use of glass-walled offices, where all is seen and nothing revealed, and traces explicit parallels between Andrews and the murderer. Lang's most underrated movie.

By: SJ


Release details

100 mins

Cast and crew

Fritz Lang
Casey Robinson
Dana Andrews
Ida Lupino
Rhonda Fleming
George Sanders
Howard Duff
Thomas Mitchell
Vincent Price
Sally Forrest
John Barrymore Jr
James Craig
Robert Warwick
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