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Night and the City (Blu-ray) Night and the City (Blu-ray)

Adapted from the lowlife novel of the same name, Night and the City was directed by twice Academy Award-nominated Jules Dassin and stars Richard Widmark as Harry Fabian, an ambitious American hustler who dreams of getting into the wrestling business in post-war London.

Adapted from the lowlife novel of the same name, Night and the City was directed by twice Academy Award-nominated Jules Dassin and stars Richard Widmark as Harry Fabian, an ambitious American hustler who dreams of getting into the wrestling business in post-war London.

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Adapted from the lowlife novel of the same name, Night and the City was directed by twice Academy Award-nominated Jules Dassin and stars Richard Widmark as Harry Fabian, an ambitious American hustler who dreams of getting into the wrestling business in post-war London. The film was at the centre of a controversy when its director, Jules Dassin, was added to the Hollywood blacklist during the production of the film, and was unable to oversee either the editing or music score. Upon initial release the film was overlooked by critics but was re-evaluated in the 1960s when it was celebrated for its ground-breaking lack of sympathetic characters and finally recognised as a baroque masterpiece of corruption, paranoia and doom.

Adapted from the lowlife novel of the same name, Night and the City was directed by twice Academy Award-nominated Jules Dassin and stars Richard Widmark as Harry Fabian, an ambitious American hustler who dreams of getting into the wrestling business in post-war London. The film was at the centre of a controversy when its director, Jules Dassin, was added to the Hollywood blacklist during the production of the film, and was unable to oversee either the editing or music score. Upon initial release the film was overlooked by critics but was re-evaluated in the 1960s when it was celebrated for its ground-breaking lack of sympathetic characters and finally recognised as a baroque masterpiece of corruption, paranoia and doom.

Extras

Includes both the US and the previously unseen British version of the film.
Audio commentary on the US release by Paul Duncan.
New audio commentary on the British version by film critic Adrian Martin.
The Guardian Lecture: 1981 interview with Jules Dassin by film critic Alexander Walker.
Actor Richard Widmark interviewed at the National Film Theatre in 2002 by Adrian Wootton.

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SKU 5035673012178
Catalogue Number BFIB1217
Year 1950
Director Jules Dassin
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries USA
Colour B&W
Language(s) English
Running time 95 mins
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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