Night and the City

Night and the City (1950)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery-Suspense, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Film Noir  |   Release Date - Jun 15, 1950  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   MPAA Rating - TV-PG
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Night and the City is a 1950 British film noir directed by Jules Dassin and starring Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney and Googie Withers. It is based on the novel of the same name by Gerald Kersh. Shot on location in London and at Shepperton Studios, the plot revolves around an ambitious hustler whose plans keep going wrong. Director Dassin later confessed that he never read the novel the movie is based upon. In an interview appearing on The Criterion Collection DVD release, Dassin recalls that the casting of Tierney was in response to a request by Darryl Zanuck, who was concerned that personal problems had rendered the actress "suicidal," and hoped that work would improve her state of mind. The film's British version was five minutes longer, with a more upbeat ending and featuring a completely different film score. Dassin endorsed the American version as closer to his vision. The film contains a very tough and prolonged fight scene between Stanislaus Zbyszko, a celebrated professional wrestler in real life, and Mike Mazurki, who before becoming an actor was himself a professional wrestler, which leads to the death of Zbyszko's character

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Box Office

$43,024

Themes

Tags

British, Film Based On A Novel, Hustler, Soho London, Wrestling

Attributes

Based On: Night and the City
Filming Location: London
Narrative Location: London

Alternate Titles

Az éjszaka és a város
HU
De schuimers van de nacht
BE, NL
Die Ratte von Soho
AT, DE
Extraña obsesión
CL
Foragidos da Noite
PT
I trafficanti della notte
IT
Les forbans de la nuit
BE, CA, FR
Nat over storbyen
DK
Natten och staden
SE
Natten og byen
NO
Nella citta la notte scotta
IT
Night and the City
AU, CA, IE, NZ, ZA, GB, US
Noaptea si orasul
RO
Noc i grad
YU
Noc i miasto
PL
Noche en la ciudad
ES
Siniestra obsesion
AR, CO, MX, PE, ES, VE
Sombras do Mal
BR
Suurkaupungin laki
FI
Suurkaupungin yö
FI
Η νύχτα και η πόλις
GR
Ночь и город
, RU
街の野獣(1950)
JP