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Night and the City (Apr-1950)

Director: Jules Dassin

Writer: Jo Eisinger

From novel: Night and the City by Gerald Kersh

Music: Franz Waxman

Producer: Samuel G. Engel

Keywords: Crime, Film Noir, Wrestling

An ambitious conman in London concocts a scheme to promote Greco-Roman wrestling, exploiting the fame of retired superstar wrestler Gregorius. Gritty film noir of nearly the highest caliber, feeling sometimes like a 1930s gangster flick. Dassin's final American film before he was blacklisted based on testimony before HUAC by fellow director Edward Dmytryk. Remade as Night and the City (1992).

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Hugh Marlowe
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Mike Mazurki
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Francis L. Sullivan
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Gene Tierney
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Richard Widmark
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Richard Widmark   ...   Harry Fabian
Gene Tierney   ...   Mary Bristol
Googie Withers   ...   Helen Nosseros
Hugh Marlowe   ...   Adam Dunn
Francis L. Sullivan   ...   Phil Nosseros
Herbert Lom   ...   Kristo
Stanislaus Zbyszko   ...   Gregorius
Mike Mazurki   ...   Strangler
Charles Farrell   ...   Beer
Ada Reeve   ...   Molly
Ken Richmond   ...   Nikolas


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