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While New York Sleeps (1920)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  23 August 1920 (USA)
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Three short stories with the same cast in each: "Out of the Night," in which a woman is saved from a bigamous dilemma by a burglar; "The Great White Way," in which a couple of con men pull ... See full summary »

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A Wife / The Vamp / The Girl
William Locke ...
Her husband
Marc McDermott ...
Strange Visitor / The Man / The Paralytic
Harry Sothern ...
Burglar / Friend / His Son
Earl Metcalfe ...
The Gangster
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Three short stories with the same cast in each: "Out of the Night," in which a woman is saved from a bigamous dilemma by a burglar; "The Great White Way," in which a couple of con men pull their con on the wrong man; and "A Tragedy of the East Side," in which a man who cannot speak or move is the only witness to his son's murder. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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23 August 1920 (USA)  »

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Les nuits de New York  »

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Solid three-story silent with surprisingly good stories
3 September 2007 | by (Glendale, CA) – See all my reviews

Three stories ostensibly about New York, though really only the last one is -- the others could have been set anywhere. But the gimmick is that in each story the same three main actors play the three main parts. The stories are surprisingly good in an O. Henry-type of way. Sometimes the acting gets into that over-the-top histrionics you may dread in silent films, but frequently it seems quite modern and undated. First story's about the wife of a rich man who gets blackmailed by a mysterious person from her past. Second one is about a vamp who picks up a rich man in a club... and he happens to be married. Third one is set in the poverty-stricken East Side (with lots of great exteriors on the river) about a woman who marries a man she doesn't love and has to care for his paralyzed father. All very worthwhile, even if Charles Brabin's style is sometimes stodgy. Wish it were on DVD. Saw it at Cinecon 43 in Hollywood.


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