• Film

While the City Sleeps


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.

Release Details

  • Duration:100 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Fritz Lang
  • Screenwriter:Casey Robinson
  • Cast:
    • 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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