Night and the City

Two-bit hustler Harry Fabian (Kiss of Death’s Richard Widmark) longs for a life of ease and plenty. Trailed by an inglorious history of go-nowhere schemes, he tries to hatch a lucrative plan with a famous wrestler. But there is no easy money in this underworld of shifting alliances, bottomless graft, and pummeled flesh—and Fabian soon learns the horrible price of his ambition. Luminously shot in the streets of London while Hollywood blacklisters back home were closing in on director Jules Dassin (Rififi), Night and the City, also starring Gene Tierney (Leave Her to Heaven), is film noir of the first order, and one of Dassin’s crowning achievements.
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Credits

Director:

  • Jules Dassin

Cast:

  • Richard Widmark
  • Gene Tierney
  • Googie Withers
  • Hugh Marlowe
  • Francis L. Sullivan
  • Herbert Lom
  • Stanislaus Zbyszko
  • Mike Mazurki
  • Charles Farrell
  • Ada Reeve
  • Ken Richmond
  • Derek Blomfield
  • Edward Chapman
  • Aubrey Dexter
  • Kay Kendall
  • Gibb McLaughlin
  • Russell Westwood
  • Eliot Makeham
  • Betty Shale
  • James Hayter
  • Maureen Delaney
  • Thomas Gallagher

Writers:

  • Austin Dempster
  • Gerald Kersh
  • Jo Eisinger
  • William E. Watts

Producers:

  • Darryl F. Zanuck
  • Samuel G. Engel

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