Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Night and City(1950)

Night and the City (1950). Noir. Based on the novel by Gerald Kersh. Director: Jules Dassi. Cast: Richard Widmark and Gene Tierney. Shot on location in London.

The story begins with Harry Fabian, dreaming of the good life. He's tried a lot of schemes but he has what he believes is a chance of a lifetime. He plans to take control of professional wrestling. The film has been noted as groundbreaking in its lack of sympathetic characters.


Paul 2 said...

Dawn one of the "Darkest Noirs "I've ever seen. Lack of sympathetic charters is a under statement .The " fights" are brutal and even through you can see the end coming , it's still a shook.

joehope22 said...

I really liked the characters in this movie, because their faults as humans are so apparent. Their undoing is strictly of their own making: pride, vanity, greed and naked ambition.