Night and the City

Dir: Jules Dassin
Cast: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers
101mins   1950   USA   PG   English   

This film is being shown as part of the Voigt Film Club so please arrive at 10:30 if you wish to see the introduction. In order to attend the introduction and take part in the post-film discussion you should book the 'Course Participant' ticket.

Londoner Harry Fabian is a second-rate con man looking for an angle. After years of putting up with Harry's schemes, his girlfriend, Mary, becomes fed up when he taps her for yet another loan. His latest ploy, promoting an ageing Greek wrestler, goes awry when the wrestler dies and everyone points the finger at Harry. Hiding out in a riverfront barge, Harry sees his grand ambitions spiral into a nightmare of fear and desperation as the underworld closes in.

One of the true-blue noir classics. RIchard Widmark is a certifiable force of nature - Scott Weinberg


Wed 20 November