City That Never Sleeps (1953) - Rotten Tomatoes

City That Never Sleeps (1953)

City That Never Sleeps





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John Auer directed and Steve Fisher wrote this police procedural film in the vein of the popular Detective Story of two years earlier. The film juggles around four characters through a particularly bad night in a Chicago precinct -- Johnny Kelly (Gig Young), a stressed out cop ready to crack; Sally "Angel Face" Connors (Mala Powers), a cheap strumpet lounge singer; Hayes Stewart (William Talman), a former magician and present thug; Penrod Biddel (Edward Arnold), a smooth and corrupt district attorney; and Sgt. Joe (Chill Wills), an Everyman character, known as "The Voice of Chicago." The skimpy plot concerns Kelly, who is having an affair with Angel Face and is ready to quit his job and leave his wife Kathy (Paula Raymond) at the drop of a hat. In order to get quick money to escape Chicago and start life anew with Angel Face, Kelly accepts an assignment and a payment from Biddel to escort low-life Stewart across the state line.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Steve Fisher
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On DVD: Apr 22, 2013


Gig Young
as Johnny Kelly
Mala Powers
as Sally 'Angel Face' C...
William Talman
as Hayes Stewart
Edward Arnold
as Penrod Biddel
Chill Wills
as Sgt. Joe, the Voice...
Marie Windsor
as Lydia Biddel
Paula Raymond
as Kathy Kelly
Otto Hulett
as Sgt. John Kelly Sr.
Wally Cassell
as Gregg Warren
James Andelin
as Lt. Parker
Tom Poston
as Detective
Philip L. Boddy
as Maitre d'Hotel
Thomas Jones
as Fancy Dan
Leonard Diebold
as Cab Driver
Tom Irish
as Bellboy
Walter Woolf King
as Hotel Manager
Gil Herman
as Patrolman
Clark Howat
as Patrolman
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A whimsical film noir, probably the only such animal.

Full Review… | October 22, 2004
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