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Uniform Title Night and the city (Motion picture : 1950)
Title Night and the city [videorecording] / [presented by] Twentieth Century-Fox ; produced by Samuel G. Engel ; screenplay by Jo Eisinger ; directed by Jules Dassin.

Imprint Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    NIG    Available
Description 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 274
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 274.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
Based on the novel by Gerald Kersh.
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; 'Two versions, two scores', a look at the two different scores composed for the British and American releases of the film; new essay by film critic Paul Arthur; original theatrical trailer.
Credits Director of photography, Max Greene ; art director, C.P. Norman ; editor, Nick DeMaggio, Sidney Stone ; music, Franz Waxman ; costume designers, Oleg Cassini, Margaret Furse.
Cast Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe, Francis L. Sullivan, Herbert Lom, Stanislaus Zbyszko, Mike Makurki.
Summary Two-bit 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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Subject Greco-Roman wrestling -- Drama.
Wrestling promoters -- England -- Drama.
Ambition -- Drama.
Genre/Form Film noir
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Criterion collection
Added Author Dassin, Jules, 1911-2008
Widmark, Richard
Tierney, Gene
Withers, Googie
Marlowe, Hugh, 1911-1982
Sullivan, Francis L.
Lom, Herbert
Zbyszko, Stanislaus.
Mazurki, Mike, 1907-1990
Greenbaum, Mutz
Waxman, Franz, 1906-1967
Kersh, Gerald, 1911-1968. Night and the city
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Note Title on container: Jules Dassin's Night and the city
ISBN 155940955X
Standard No. 715515015721
Music No. CC1607D Criterion Collection

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