City That Never Sleeps

City That Never Sleeps

DVD - 2013
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Film noir police thriller juggles around five characters through a particularly bad night in a Chicago police precinct: Johnny Kelly, a stressed out cop ready to crack; Sally 'Angel Face' Connors, a lounge singer looking for a way out; Hayes Stewart, a thug-for-hire who's dying to move up in the syndicate; Penrod Biddle, a smooth and corrupt district attorney; and Sgt. Joe, an honest cop trying to keep Joe on a straight path.
Publisher: [United States] : Olive Films ; [Hollywood, Calif.] : Paramount Pictures, [2013]
Edition: Fullscreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD DRAMA CITY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

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voisjoe1_0
May 01, 2016

In 1948 - New York City urban noir “Naked City.” In 1950 London urban noir - “Night and the City.” In 1953 - Chicago urban noir “City that Never Sleeps.” All urban malaise of crime and cops tracking down the criminals. Grifters, double-crossers, cheaters and murderers and a step-by-step tracking down by the detectives. The film was made in a time in which no Blacks were portrayed with mature intelligent roles. Look for the scene with three young Black men that act totally normally. Maybe a first for a Hollywood white film.

7duffy Nov 03, 2014

Films starts off very well. For lack of a better term, an "intelligent film noir". Gritty with the real city of Chicago as a backdrop and complex characters. However, the story becomes sort of predictable, but with a hidden twist: the Chill Wills police seargant :Joe". What is he ? God ? An Angel ? The City of Chicago ? The movie sort becomes the film noir version of "It's a Wonderful Life". Overall, still an entertaining and ambitious film noir to watch.

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