Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney were voted as one of the top 20 Romantic screen couples of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Later, at a wrestling match, Harry is about to hustle a couple of customers, but. Yosh, Kristo's Goon uncredited Produced by. Muir 1948 That Wonderful Urge 1948 The Iron Curtain 1949 Whirlpool 1950 Night and The City 1950 Where the Sidewalk Ends 1951 Close To My Heart 1951 The Mating Season 1951 On the Riviera 1951 The Secret of Convict Lake 1952 Way of a Gaucho 1952 Plymouth Adventure 1953 Never Let Me Go 1953 Personal Affair 1954 The Egyptian 1954 Black Widow 1955 The Left Hand of God 1962 Advise and Consent 1963 Four Nights of the Full Moon 1963 Toys in the Attic 1964 The Pleasure Seekers The Egyptian 1954. Night and the City has two different scores.
Both director and cinematographer immerse the screen in the atmosphere of a dark, torn London the way Carol Reed does in The Third Man, with another damaged, post-war metropolis, Vienna; the way Dassin does again in The Naked City with corruption in New York City; the way Hitchcock does in Frenzy, with the underside of a London twenty years later. As in numerous successful, even great movies, many talents went into making Night and the City what it is. The story shows the underworld of London, with low-lives, hustlers, beggars, gamblers and other amoral characters through a magnificent black and white cinematography. Figler tells him to come to his place, then phones Kristo. When he meets the famous Greco-Roman wrestler Gregorius the Great Stanislaus Zbyszko in the arena of his son and the wrestling lord Kristo Herbert Lorn , he plans a scheme to become successful. The film contains a very tough and prolonged fight scene between , a celebrated professional wrestler in real life, and , who before becoming an actor was himself a professional wrestler. Writing for , Nick Schager said, Jules Dassin's 1950 masterpiece was his first movie after being exiled from America for alleged communist politics, and the unpleasant ordeal seems to have infused his work with a newfound resentment and pessimism, as the film—about foolhardy scam-artist Harry Fabian Richard Widmark and his ill-advised attempts to become a big shot—brims with anger, anxiousness, and a shocking dose of unadulterated hatred.
Nor is there any help from Mary, who seeks him out on Hammersmith Bridge. They all appear enmeshed in some gigantic, metaphoric spider web, unable to escape either the web or each other. He stars as lawyer Jaggers in both the 1934 and the 1946 versions of Great Expectations, as the Reverend Crisparkle in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and as Mr. Europäische Emigranten im Film Noir. He maintains a fractured relationship with the honest Mary Bristol Tierney , nightclub owner and businessman Phil Nosseross Sullivan , and Helen Withers , who is Phil's estranged wife. The British Lion Film Production disc collection held at the contains music from the film soundtrack of Night and the City on which is featured. Cinematographer Leon Shamroy was nominated for an Oscar in 1955.
Charles, American Bar Bartender uncredited. Helen shows him the new license, but. Helen, who is interested in Harry and wants to leave her husband, gives Harry the money on the condition that he will get her a license to reopen a closed nightclub. Perhaps more familiar to movie goers for Never on Sunday and Topkapi, he is a master of crime and film noir, though inexplicably omitted from most lists of the greats—Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder and Anatole Litvak. The Strangler is arrested moments later, and Kristo walks away from the scene. When Harrison fell in love with her, he was married to Lilli Palmer.
Fabian is on borrowed time—Kristo, among others, is out to get him—and he flees through the backstreets of London, with its blitzed ruins, dark alleys, murky riverfronts and deserted factories. Fabian is eventually approached by Helen, who offers the £200 in exchange for a licence to continue running her own nightclub, having obtained the money by selling an expensive fur Phil recently bought for her. The images should not contain any sexually explicit content, race hatred material or other offensive symbols or images. Beer asks Fabian for £200 to cover his fee, so Fabian asks Phil for the money. Phil's plan involves telling Harry, that he is backing out of the deal unless Harry books, The Strangler, one of Kristo's better wrestlers. Gregorius agrees to the fight, convinced by Fabian that it will prove that his style of wrestling is superior. It is based on the by.
Richmond Rest of cast listed alphabetically:. Helen, at the end of her rope tells Phil that she is going to leave him to go into business with Harry. Her future, she believes, is with Fabian, this wheeler-dealer of the underground. He tells her to go to Kristo and collect the reward money on him. They had been married a little over two years when she died in 1959. Seeing that both his business and protection are lost, Fabian flees.
The story begins when, no good hustler Harry Fabian, borrows the money from his girl friend night club singer Mary Bristol, to open a greyhound racing track. The scene is not the first of its kind, and the viewer can pretty much anticipate the surprise. Fergus Chilk, Kristo's Lawyer uncredited. Nothing subtle about this movie. Fabian is hunted through the night, first by Kristo's men, then by Figler, who attempts to trap Fabian for the reward. .
The acting is uniformly good, even if you notice the acting, blended in, as it is, with all those other distracting, overpowering elements. Also of great mass, he was an authentic U. Mary finds Harry at the barge and tries to help him escape. Betrayed, Fabian steals the money from Mary, and returns to the gym. His three earlier film noirs are The Street with No Name and Road House, both from 1948, and his movie début in Kiss of Death the year before. Apart from Fabian, there are too many other compelling elements in Night and the City to have the film hang on one character, even if he happens to be the main character.
Fabian, too, has an angle. Fabian approaches Phil and Helen with his proposal, then asks for an investment. It is well staged and terribly realistic in its scripting. Kristo appears in the distance, at the end of a long, highly chiaroscuroed cobblestone street. Night And The City is a moody film noir with a difference - the setting is London, a grim, post-war city full of craters and ruins created by wartime bombs, full of people who don't have enough because of the austerity regime, full of unscrupulous con-artists on the make. Synopsis Harry Fabian is a London hustler with ambitious plans that never work out.
But Fabian has a way of begging, promising, cajoling people into doing him favors, and those same people—certainly new, naïve acquaintances—somehow believe he will deliver. Dassin endorsed the American version as closer to his vision. After denouncing Kristo's event as tasteless exhibitionism that shames the sport's Greco-Roman traditions, Gregorius leaves with Nikolas Richmond , a fellow wrestler. Will the police arrive before anybody else is killed? Look quickly among the ladies for an uncredited Kay Kendall, the English actress who, trained in ballet and is perhaps best known for Genevieve and Les Girls, was the second wife of Rex Harrison. Phil meets with Fabian and removes his backing, suggesting that Fabian get Nikolas and The Strangler Mazurki , a showy wrestler favoured by Kristo, into the ring together to keep the business going, knowing that Gregorius would never allow it.