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Night and the City (1950) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by Jules Dassin and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Samuel G. Engel.

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Night and the City (1950) with Richard Widmark

By Greg Orypeck on Nov 13, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! ?Harry, do you know what you?re doing? You?re killing me. You?re killing me and yourself.? ? Mary Bristol to Harry Fabian iNght and the City is the darkest, the most unrelenting film noir, full of despicable characters for whom no one has any sympathy and so oppressively film noir, that ... Read full article


Night and the City (1950).

By Dawn Sample on Dec 4, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Night and the City (1950). A film noir based on the novel by Gerald Kersh, directed by Jules Dassin. Cast: Richard Widmark and Gene Tierney. Shot on location in London, the picture is considered a classic of the film noir genre. The film's British version was five minutes longer, with a more upbea... Read full article


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Googin the Forger: If you ain't got socks you can't pull 'em up, can you?


Adam Dunne: Harry is an artist without an art.
Mary Bristol: What does that mean?
Adam Dunne: Well, that is something that could make a man very unhappy, Mary, groping for the right level, the means with which to express himself.
Mary Bristol: Yes, he is that. Is not he? I like that, Adam. It is a very nice thought.
Adam Dunne: Yes, but it can be dangerous.


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Finnish censorship visa # 32043 delivered on 19-9-1950 (banned). New decision on 9-4-1965 (K-16).
Jules Dassin has stated that he did not read the novel "Night and the City" until after the film was completed.
In one of Harry's trips the London at night, a theatre advertises the play, 'The Third Visitor'. This play would be made into a film in 1951.
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Also directed by Jules Dassin




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Also produced by Darryl F. Zanuck




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