While the City Sleeps (1955)
Average Rating: 8.9/10
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1955 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
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When media mogul Amos Kyne (Robert Warwick) dies, his business, which includes a major newspaper, a television station, and a wire news service, is turned over to his sole heir, his foppish, ne'er do well son (Vincent Price). The younger Kyne has no knowledge of how to run the company his father built, preferring to spend his time spending the money that it generates, and he decides to let the heads of the three divisions -- newspaper editor John Day Griffith (Thomas Mitchell), wire service
Jan 1, 1955 Wide
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John Day Griffith
Walter Kyne Jr.
Lt. Burt Kaufman
John Drew Barrymore
Larry J. Blake
Harsh, leering, implausible and fascinating -- it's the type of yarn that might have been dramatized in 'The Strangler,' the fictional dime horror comic that is the favorite reading matter of the story's over-aged j.d. 'mama's boy' murderer.
One of Fritz Lang's last and best American film noir, the plot is complex and involving, and the visual style clear and extremely effective
Inventive as both a crime thriller, and a look at the omnipresent modern media.
Good Lang noir.
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