While the City Sleeps1928

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While the City Sleeps
Directed by:
Jack Conway

"While the City Sleeps" (also known as "Mentre la città dorme") is a Crime/Drama film directed by Jack Conway, released on September 15 of 1928 in the USA . Lon Chaney and Anita Page are starring, alongside Carroll Nye, Wheeler Oakman, Mae Busch and Polly Moran.

Who directed "While the City Sleeps":

While the City Sleeps was directed by Jack Conway, an American director, actor, and producer.

Before While the City Sleeps, Jack Conway had directed Twelve Miles Out, released in 1927, The Understanding Heart (1927), Brown of Harvard (1926), Soul Mates (1925), The Only Thing (1925), and The Prisoner (1923). Since, he directed Our Modern Maidens, released in 1929, Untamed (1929), They Learned About Women (1930), The Unholy Three (1930), New Moon (1930), and The Easiest Way (1931).

When was "While the City Sleeps" released:

While the City Sleeps was first released in the United States on Saturday, September 15, 1928. Another film released on Saturday, September 15, 1928 is Beyond the Sierras (dir. Nick Grinde). This was ninety-one (91) years ago.

It has been released on 1929 in Germany.

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

At the casting of While the City Sleeps we find Lon Chaney, previously seen in Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928) and The Big City (1928); Anita Page (A Kiss for Cinderella (1925)); Carroll Nye (Her Honor, the Governor (1926)) [ more... ]

  • Mae Busch and Lon Chaney, Anita Page also appeared together in West of Zanzibar, released in 1928.
  • Polly Moran and Anita Page also worked together in Prosperity, released in 1932.

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

The film focuses on the 'Plain Clothes Men', a group of detectives dressed up as average citizens to catch criminals without being noticed. They are especially hated by the underworld due to their constant meeting, during which suspects are analyzed and interrogated extendedly. Among the staff is Dan Coghlan (Lon Chaney), a police officer with flat feet and a tough disposition, who is unsatisfied with the lack of adventure. As he is about to quit his job, he is noticed about a croaked jeweler. When arriving [...]

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