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Night and the city

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English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe, Francis L. Sullivan, Herbert Lom, Stanislaus Zbyszko, Mike Mazurki.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2005]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (19 cm.)


Not rated.


Two-bit London hustler Harry Fabian aches for a life of ease and plenty. Trailed by an inglorious history of go-nowhere schemes, he stumbles upon a chance of a lifetime in the form of legendary wrestler Gregorius the Great. But there is no easy money in this underworld of shifting alliances, bottomless graft, and pummeled flesh, and soon Fabian learns the horrible price of his ambition.


Title from container.

Based on the novel by Gerald Kersh.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.

Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer ; audio commentary by film scholar Glenn Erickson ; video interview with director Jules Dassin ; excerpts from a 1972 French interview with Dassin ; a comparison of the two scores recorded for the British and American releases of the film ; original theatrical trailer.

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