Night and the City (1950) DVD9 Criterion Collection
Club tout Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) has yet another plan to make himself rich, but this scheme requires him to cheat, deceive or swindle everyone he knows in the East End underworld, including his girlfriend Mary (Gene Tierney). Harry's backer is nightclub owner Phil Nosseross (Francis L. Sullivan). Harry deals straight with him, but he also makes a secret partner of Phil's ambitious wife Helen (Googie Withers), a move that Nosseross understandably mistakes for a romantic betrayal. But that's nothing compared to Harry's overall scam: he's angling to gain a foothold in the London wrestling racket controlled by the murderous gangster kingpin Kristo (Herbert Lom). Harry's ace in the hole is Gregorious the Great (Stanislaus Zbyszko), a legendary Greco-Roman wrestler that he befriends for the sole purpose of keeping Kristo at bay ... he's the gangster's father.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:35:40 | 7.94 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Director: Jules Dassin
Actors: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe, Herbert Lom, Mike Mazurki
Country: UK

Edition Details:
• Audio commentary by Glenn Erickson, author of the Film Noir Reader essay on Night and the City
• Video interview with director Jules Dassin
• Excerpts from a 1972 French interview with Dassin
• "Two Scores" - a 2nd version of the film. Chris Husted commentary
• New essay by film critic Paul Arthur
• Original theatrical trailer
• Liner notes by Paul Arthur

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