While the City Sleeps1956

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While the City Sleeps
Directed by:
Fritz Lang

Starring Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders, Howard Duff, Thomas Mitchell and Vincent Price, "While the City Sleeps" (also known as "Quando la città dorme") is a Drama/Film-noir film directed by Fritz Lang, released in the USA on May 16 of 1956.

Suspense as startling as a strangled scream !

Who directed "While the City Sleeps":

While the City Sleeps was directed by Fritz Lang, a director, writer, producer, and actor.

Before directing While the City Sleeps, Fritz Lang had directed The Big Heat, released in 1953, Clash by Night (1952), Rancho Notorious (1952), American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950), House by the River (1950), and Secret Beyond the Door... (1948). Since, he directed Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, released in 1956, Der Tiger von Eschnapur (1959), Das Indische Grabmal (1959), Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (1960).

When was "While the City Sleeps" released:

While the City Sleeps was initally released in the United States on Wednesday, May 16, 1956. Also released on this day was Great Day in the Morning (dir. Jacques Tourneur). This was sixty-three (63) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 in France and on Friday, December 28, 1956 in Germany.

What is the casting of "While the City Sleeps":

At the casting of While the City Sleeps we find Dana Andrews, previously seen in Comanche (1956) and Smoke Signal (1955); Rhonda Fleming (The Killer Is Loose (1956), Slightly Scarlet (1956)); George Sanders (Never Say Goodbye (1956), The King's Thief (1955)) [ more... ]

  • George Sanders, Thomas Mitchell and Mae Marsh also appeared together in Tales of Manhattan, released in 1942.
  • Robert Warwick and James Craig also appeared in Kismet, released in 1944.
  • Vladimir Sokoloff and Vincent Price also worked together in A Royal Scandal, released in 1945.
  • Dana Andrews and Vincent Price also appeared together in Laura, released in 1944.

What is the Storyline of "While the City Sleeps":

A power struggle ensues after the death of media magnate Amos Kyne, who turned his corporation over to his sole heir, foppish son Walter. Rather than run the company himself Walter decides to let the heads of its three divisions fight it out. Their assignment is to score an exclusive story on a serial killer terrorizing women in New York the Kyne organization's newspaper dubs "The Lipstick Killer." Whomever identifies him before the police will be rewarded the title of executive director.

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