While the City Sleeps

Ask Mother' says the message scrawled in lipstick at a murder scene by an unknown serial killer who preys on women. It's a sensational story.


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While the City Sleeps
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (4)
  • Great cinematography (4)
  • Talented cast (4)
  • Entertaining (3)
  • Original story (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adult viewers (5)
  • At home (5)
  • Entertainment (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (8)

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4.0

Great 50's film noir corker

By Friends of Mr. Cairo

from Colorado

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Pros

  • Broad Appeal
  • Engaging Characters
  • Original Story
  • Talented Cast

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Viewers
    • At Home

    Comments about While the City Sleeps:

    Great 50's film noir corker. Dana Andrews, Thomas Mitchell and George Sanders all share great performances woven throughout this serial killer mystery. Sally Forrest is a pip as Andrews girlfriend. Rhonda Fleming is a siren. Good film.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Crime Film but....

    By J.Gabin

    from Pasadena, CA

    About Me Movie Buff

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Emotionally Engaging
    • Engaging Characters
    • Great Cinematography
    • Original Story
    • Talented Cast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • Perfect Gift
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about While the City Sleeps:

      "Wonderful" Fritz Lang + Dana Andrews movie...

      Sadly this so call remastered edition is not looking good at all!
      There are lots of white specks, a few bad frames and so on.
      the film source print is in need of a real restoration for sure!.
      Not that good image,or contrast,or black level,it really seems to me that only the sound track (quite good ) was remastered!
      After "Two Mrs. Carrolls, The" another cruel deception,and huge disappointment from WB Archive remastered edition program.

      However WB Archive's DVD is preserving the original screen ratio:"R.K.O Scope" it's a first!
      What a pity!
      MOVIE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !

       
      4.0

      Edge of the seat type of entertainment !

      By Bernard the NOIR fan

      from Monterey Park, CA

      About Me Movie Buff

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Broad Appeal
      • Emotionally Engaging
      • Engaging Characters
      • Great Cinematography
      • Original Story
      • Talented Cast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • In The Car
        • Special Needs
        • Travel

        Comments about While the City Sleeps:

        Great cover art, vivid picture quality, may be
        better if it have chapter stops.

         
        4.0

        Making the News

        By B Movie Fan

        from Lafayette, IN

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great Cinematography
        • Talented Cast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home

          Comments about While the City Sleeps:

          If you want a great story, create the news! the competition for a job drives the reporting of a serial killer loose in the city. Dana Andrews is the TV anchor trying for a top position in the Kyne Media empire. the story isn't about the killer, it's about the backstabbing. Strong acting from all of the cast makes this an enjoyable movie.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Stay Awake!

          By HemiHead

          from Da Bronx

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift
            • Special Needs

            Comments about While the City Sleeps:

            Real thriller!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Muddy Looking Transfer

            By Malachi8

            from New York, New York

            About Me Movie Buff

            Pros

            • Action-packed
            • Classic
            • Engaging
            • Entertaining
            • Funny

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment

              Comments about While the City Sleeps:

              Blurry, soft focus transfer. Made from lackluster source materials.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I'd Like to See a Remake

              By Bogie Buff

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Movie Buff

              Pros

              • Entertaining

              Cons

              • Slow
              • Uneven

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment

              Comments about While the City Sleeps:

              Though dated in its approach, this movie has a good basic story and a first-rate cast, even if John Barrymore, Jr. does play his role a bit over-the-top.

              I'm not a fan of remakes, but WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS, which was made under the old Production Code, would definitely benefit from one. A new version could deal with the many suggestive and topical story elements that were just touched on in this picture.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Brilliant

              By langian05

              from Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Movie Buff

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Classic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Everyone

                Comments about While the City Sleeps:

                Beautiful print, lovingly remastered. Captures Fritz Lang's mise-en-scene, the subtle interplay between the characters, revealed through a brilliant script. A masterpiece restored!

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