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Title: Night and the City (1950)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on December 08, 2012, 10:49:21 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042788/

Night and the City (1950)



plot synopsis and cast, courtesy of imdb


A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.


Richard Widmark    ...   Harry Fabian
    Gene Tierney    ...   Mary Bristol
    Googie Withers    ...   Helen Nosseross
    Hugh Marlowe    ...   Adam Dunn
    Francis L. Sullivan    ...   Philip Nosseross
    Herbert Lom    ...   Kristo
    Stanislaus Zbyszko    ...   Gregorius
    Mike Mazurki    ...   The Strangler
    Charles Farrell    ...   Mickey Beer
    Ada Reeve    ...   Molly the Flower Lady
    Ken Richmond    ...   Nikolas of Athens (as Ken. Richmond)


Title: Re: Night and the City (1950)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 26, 2017, 11:37:31 PM
I give this movie an 8/10


Title: Re: Night and the City (1950)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 26, 2017, 11:38:41 PM
Eddie Muller's intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAKwp4NiJSI

Eddie Muller's afterword https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qD9jnVJPdw


Title: Re: Night and the City (1950)
Post by: Moorman on November 27, 2017, 02:05:05 PM
This is a very underrated Film Noir.  It has one of my favorite Richard Widmark performances in it.  I rate this one a 8 out of 10...


Title: Re: Night and the City (1950)
Post by: cigar joe on November 27, 2017, 04:46:55 PM
It's a 9/10 for me. Skip the atrocious remake.


Title: Re: Night and the City (1950)
Post by: Jessica Rabbit on November 28, 2017, 09:17:46 AM
Thanks again, D & D, for uploading Eddie's intros.  O0


Title: Re: Night and the City (1950)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 28, 2017, 08:42:46 PM
My pleasure  :)


Title: Re: Night and the City (1950)
Post by: Jordan Krug on November 28, 2017, 09:33:00 PM
One of my all-time favorites. The British blu has a complete alternate cut, very very different.


Title: Re: Night and the City (1950)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 28, 2017, 09:46:42 PM
And different music, right?

Eddie Muller discusses this in his comments following the movie, which I linked to above.

If you can describe the differences between the two versions, it would be appreciated  ;)


Title: Re: Night and the City (1950)
Post by: Jordan Krug on November 29, 2017, 04:51:55 AM
And different music, right?

Eddie Murr discusses this in his comments following the movie, which I linked to above.

Of you can describe the differences between the two versions, it would be appreciated  ;)

Yes, a different score, a different opening scene between Harry and his girlfriend, the subplot with the girlfriend’s neighbor is expanded, there’s a scene between Harry and the owner of the gym he’s leasing, and the ending is different. The British version is about 5 min longer, but certain scenes are different takes etc so the differences amount to more than 5 minutes. The U.S. version is definitely superior but if you’re a huge fan of the film like I am the British version is pretty cool to see. I believe the criterion blu also has the British cut. I have both blus because they have different bonus features.

To make things even slightly more confusing there is also a THIRD version with its own extra scenes etc but that hasn’t been released. And the original trailer has a few shots not in either released version :)

Here’s a link describing the THIRD version:

http://faustfatale.livejournal.com/249433.html


Title: Re: Night and the City (1950)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on November 29, 2017, 06:47:57 AM
Thanks!