City That Never Sleeps

City That Never Sleeps

Director: John H. Auer Cast: Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman

Blu-ray (B&W)

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Overview

John Auer directed and Steve Fisher wrote this police procedural film in the vein of the popular Detective Story of two years earlier. The film juggles around four characters through a particularly bad night in a Chicago precinct -- Johnny Kelly (Gig Young), a stressed out cop ready to crack; Sally "Angel Face" Connors (Mala Powers), a cheap strumpet lounge singer; Hayes Stewart (William Talman), a former magician and present thug; Penrod Biddel (Edward Arnold), a smooth and corrupt district attorney; and Sgt. Joe (Chill Wills), an Everyman character, known as "The Voice of Chicago." The skimpy plot concerns Kelly, who is having an affair with Angel Face and is ready to quit his job and leave his wife Kathy (Paula Raymond) at the drop of a hat. In order to get quick money to escape Chicago and start life anew with Angel Face, Kelly accepts an assignment and a payment from Biddel to escort low-life Stewart across the state line.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/23/2013
UPC: 0887090060806
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:31:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gig Young Johnny Kelly
Mala Powers Sally Connors "Angel Face"
William Talman Hayes Stewart
Edward Arnold Penrod Biddel
Chill Wills Sgt. Joe, the Voice of Chicago
Marie Windsor Lydia Biddel
Paula Raymond Kathy Kelly
Otto Hulett Sgt. John Kelly, Sr.
Wally Cassell Gregg Warren
James Andelin Lt. Parker
Tom Poston Detective
Philip L. Boddy Maitre d'Hotel
Bunny Kocher Agnes
Ron Hagerthy Stubby
Emmett Vogan Doctor
Tom Irish Bellboy
Walter Woolf King Hotel Manager
Helen Gibson Woman
Gil Herman Patrolman
Clark Howat Patrolman

Technical Credits
John H. Auer Director,Producer
Fred Allen Editor
R. Dale Butts Score Composer
Steve Fisher Screenwriter
Theodore Lydecker Special Effects
Howard Lydecker Special Effects
Bob Mark Makeup
John McCarthy Set Decoration/Design
Adele Palmer Costumes/Costume Designer
John L. Russell Cinematographer
James Sullivan Art Director
Charles Thompson Set Decoration/Design

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