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The Sleeping City (1950)

The Sleeping City





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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
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jo Eisinger, Joe Eisinger
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Richard Conte
as Fred Rowan
Coleen Gray
as Ann Sebastian
Alex Nicol
as Dr. Steve Anderson
Richard Taber
as Pop Ware
Peggy Dow
as Kathy Hall
John Alexander
as Inspector Gordon
James J. van Dyk
as Dr. Sharpley
Hugh Reilly
as Dr. Foster
Michael Strong
as Dr. Connell
Frank M. Thomas
as Lt. Lally
Henry Hart
as Dr. Nester
Robert Strauss
as Lt. Marty Miller
Herbert Ratner
as Detective Reese
Mickey Cochran
as Detective Diamond
Ernest Sarracino
as Detective Abate
Russell Collins
as Medical Examiner
William Martel
as Male Nurse
James Little
as Travers
James Daly
as Intern
Dort Clark
as Intern
Mimi Strongin
as Little Girl
Rod McLennan
as Detective
Ralph Hertz
as Patient with Broken ...
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Critic Reviews for The Sleeping City

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Just barely recommendable, mostly because of Sherman's direction and the smart, well-plotted script by Jo Eisinger.

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
Goatdog's Movies

A tight film noir about corruption in Bellevue.

Full Review… | August 19, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | August 19, 2003

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