Sleeping City (1950)
The Sleeping City was filmed in and set at New York's Bellevue Hospital--even though the prologue is careful to point out that the events depicted never really happened at Bellevue. Richard Conte plays an undercover narcotics agent, investigating a series of drug-related deaths at the famed mental hospital. Posing as an intern, Conte strikes up a friendship with nurse Coleen Gray, only to discover that she's involved in the illicit drug traffic. It turns out that the key man in the narcotics racket is a seemingly harmless, grey-haired staffer. Filmed entirely on location in New York City, The Sleeping City makes good use of Manhattan-based talent, including future Today Show regular Jack Lescoulie. … More
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Just barely recommendable, mostly because of Sherman's direction and the smart, well-plotted script by Jo Eisinger.
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