Thursday, June 16

Repertory Series ArchivePrime Noir of the 1950s

Night and the City

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(1950) dir Jules Dassin w/Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe [95 min; DCP]
Richard Widmark, it seems, played either sinister tough-guy (Kiss of Death) or hapless schemer, and this film’s Harry Fabian falls decidedly into the latter category. Harry is one of those conmen who too frequently ends up conning himself, and that’s exactly what he does when he concocts a scheme involving a legendary wrestler. Luminously shot in the streets of London, NIGHT AND THE CITY is film noir of the first order and one of the director Jules Dassin’s crowning achievements.

“The archetypal film noir.” – Nick Schager, Slant Magazine

“It is hard to escape NIGHT AND THE CITY’s post-war locale, so much so that it emerges as a character every bit as influential to the action as Harry is.” – Valeriy Kolyadych, Brattle Film Notes


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