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Ian Jane
02-22-2018, 09:46 AM
While the City Sleeps (1956)
New 2018 1080p HD Remaster
Run Time 99:00
Subtitles English SDH
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Mono - English
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 2.0:1, 16x9 Letterbox
B&W
BD 50
Special Feature: Theatrical Trailer (HD)


“Ask mother,” says the message scrawled in lipstick at a murder scene, written by an unidentified serial killer who preys on women. It’s a sensational story — if it bleeds, it leads — and a news conglomerate offers a big promotion to any high-level company exec who solves the case. So begins the wheeling, dealing and backstabbing of the competing media hotshots as they vie to unmask the so-called Lipstick Killer. Fritz Lang (The Big Heat), whose early career expressionist works would strongly influence the film-noir genre, directs this stylistically understated noir that features an abundance of starpower rare for the genre: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Ida Lupino and other notables.

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Randy G
02-25-2018, 04:35 AM
They show this sometimes on TCM.

It is way less of a serial killer or crime thriller as it looks and is more about the politics of the newspaper business. The killer is just a subplot.

Go in knowing that and it is quite good with a fine cast with some great dialogue.