Thursday, January 21, 2016

Night and the City

An American expat and con artist (Richard Widmark) attempts hustle his way through the dingy and unforgiving London underworld with hopes of making it as a wrestling manager. Jules Dassin's Night in the City is a tough, unique (though owing a little to The Third Man), exquisitely filmed noir with Widmark unsurprisingly perfect playing a weasel. The supporting cast is first rate.
*** 1/2 out of ****