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Movie Details

Title:   While the City Sleeps
Director:   Fritz Lang
Year:   1956
Genre:   Noir
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   06.20.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (2)
- Clash By Night
- Metropolis

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
06.20.07DVR I started this last night but couldn't stay awake to finish it properly. It was a noir that had stuck with me from the time when I first jumped in the genre several years ago. I remember it being a cool angle, to focus on the men and women working the news trade rather than the cops or criminals, and remembered that Dana Andrews was pretty good in it. What I didn't remember was that Vincent Price plays the son of a newly-dead media magnate and George Sanders plays the guy in charge of the wire service who's up against Thomas Mitchell (the editor of the paper) for a big promotion. I remembered the murder angle and how Andrews uses his woman as bait but had completely forgotten the whole side of the picture about in-fighting and how Vincent Price's character was being cuckolded by his young wife and Ida Lupino's power-player columnist.

It's a pretty great noir filled with good actors and well-written characters. Good stuff.
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