While The City Sleeps

1956, Movie, NR, 100 mins

Lang's finest film since THE BIG HEAT and his last great success, WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS is a crime drama sending its lead actors on a twisted, dog-eat-dog journey into the underworld in their quest for success. The plot revolves around the aspirations of three newsmen--Mitchell, Sanders, and Craig--each in line for the job of editor-in-chief of a New York tabloid called The Sentinel. Upon the death of newspaper owner Robert Warwick, his manipulative, dilettante son Price takes charge. The city is being terrorized by a sex murderer known as "The Lipstick Killer" (played with conventional dementia by Barrymore), a mama's boy who preys on beautiful women at nig...
Released: 1956 Rated: NR Length: 100 mins

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