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Night and the City

Jules Dassin / GB, US, 1950 / 101 min.

A full-blooded film noir set, not in some American metropolis, but in Soho, in London. The atmosphere is as grim and foreboding as New York or Los Angeles.

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In London, Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) hustles his income together with guile, theft and deceit, all the while dreaming of the big one. The latter seems within reach if he organises a wrestling match. However, by the time he is ready he has made so many enemies that even his girlfriend Marry (Gene Tierney) can’t save him from his doom.

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Jules Dassin

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Night and the City


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Rain-drenched streets, curls of cigarette smoke, and men with a dark past. An inescapable fate and a femme fatale, sly and sexually independent. This summer Eye is presenting an extended programme of classic film noir, featuring masterpieces such as The Third Man and In a Lonely Place starring Humphrey Bogart. With vintage 35mm prints and newly restored works.

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