Dark City

Overview

Though he had previously appeared in David Bradley's film adaptation of Julius Caesar, Dark City marked Charlton Heston's first role in a major Hollywood production. Danny Heston and his pals Augie Jack Webb, Soldier Henry Morgan, and Barney Ed Begley Sr. set up a poker game to take Arthur Winant Don DeFore for all his money, but after the fact they discover that the money he lost wasn't really his and, in desperation, Arthur killed himself. Arthur's brother Sidney Mike Mazurki, a large man not known for his ...
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Overview

Though he had previously appeared in David Bradley's film adaptation of Julius Caesar, Dark City marked Charlton Heston's first role in a major Hollywood production. Danny Heston and his pals Augie Jack Webb, Soldier Henry Morgan, and Barney Ed Begley Sr. set up a poker game to take Arthur Winant Don DeFore for all his money, but after the fact they discover that the money he lost wasn't really his and, in desperation, Arthur killed himself. Arthur's brother Sidney Mike Mazurki, a large man not known for his emotional stability, becomes enraged when he learns the facts about Arthur's death, and he vows to kill the men responsible. When his friends start dropping like flies, Danny hides out with his girlfriend, nightclub singer Fran Garland Lizabeth Scott, and pays a visit to Arthur's widow Victoria Viveca Lindfors in hopes of finding out who the killer might be. Jack Webb and Henry Morgan later reformed after their first appearance together as criminals when they co-starred in the TV show Dragnet.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Adam Bregman
This is indeed a dark film about two-bit crooks on society's fringes. Charlton Heston is excellent in the lead role, playing a fellow who walks the line between evil and not-so-bad. Everyone, especially the female characters in the film and the police captain (Jay Morley), seems to think Danny Haley (Heston) isn't living up to his potential. Poor Lizabeth Scott can't do much with her role as Danny's neglected girlfriend, Fran Garland, but she shines in her scenes singing in a nightclub. Danny's relationship with the widow, Victoria Winant (Viveca Lindfors), of the man he helped push toward suicide, is definitely on the dark side. With a tough noir script filled with plenty of one-liners (Morley and Heston get most of the best lines), Dark City is a great little film worth scouring video stores for.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2010
  • UPC: 887090025904
  • Original Release: 1950
  • Rating:

  • Source: Olive Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Time: 1:38:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 22,175

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlton Heston Danny Haley
Lizabeth Scott Fran Garland
Viveca Lindfors Victoria Winant
Dean Jagger Capt. Garvey
Don DeFore Arthur Winant
Jack Webb Augie
Ed Begley Sr. Barney
Harry Morgan Soldier
Henry Morgan Soldier
Walter Sande Swede
Mike Mazurki Sidney Winant
Fred Aldrich Civilian detective
John Bishop Fielding
Walter Burke Bartender
Robin Camp Boy
William J. Cartledge Bellhop
Sally Corner Woman
Mike Pat Donovan Sergeant
James Dundee Detective
Byron Foulger Motel Manager
Greta Granstedt Margie
Stan Johnson Room clerk
Mark Kenning Billy Winant
Mike Mahoney Cashier
Jay Morley Capt. MacDonald
Ralph Peters Proprietor
Stanley Prager Sammy
Dewey Robinson Gambler
Franz Roehn Photographer
Jeffrey Sayre Gambler
Billy Sheehan Gambler
Otto Waldis Benowski
Technical Credits
William Dieterle Director
Franz Bachelin Art Director
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Hans Dreier Art Director
Ketti Frings Screenwriter
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Emile Kuri Set Decoration/Design
Warren Low Editor
John M. Lucas Screenwriter
Lawrence B. Marcus Screenwriter
Don McKay Sound/Sound Designer
Richard McWhorter Asst. Director
Victor Milner Cinematographer
Walter Oberst Sound/Sound Designer
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Wally Westmore Makeup
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dark City
1. Opening [11:26]
2. Torch Song [11:40]
3. The Hustle [12:31]
4. Police Office [13:42]
5. Stakeout [8:56]
6. Los Angeles [19:35]
7. Sin City [13:09]
8. Stalked [6:53]
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