MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 109,306 this week

While New York Sleeps (1938)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  6 January 1939 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 30 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Newspaperman (Whalen) looks into the deaths of bond-carriers while romancing a show girl (Rogers).

Writers:

(story), , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: While New York Sleeps (1938)

While New York Sleeps (1938) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of While New York Sleeps.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Nora Moran, a young woman with a difficult and tragic past, is sentenced to die for a murder that she did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Goldstone
Stars: Zita Johann, John Miljan, Alan Dinehart
Slander House (1938)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Owner of salon catering to fat society dames must deal with a dull fiance, a romantic stranger, the jealous blond who loves him, and the lecherous husband of a client.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Adrienne Ames, Craig Reynolds, Esther Ralston
Certificate: Passed Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The police arrest a man climbing over the wall of a cemetery after midnight. He claims that he is being blackmailed and is following instructions he received by mail to leave $1000 on a ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Sidney Blackmer, Rick Vallin, Byron Foulger
Big News (1929)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A reporter's marriage is jeopardized by his drinking and he finds himself accused of a murder he didn't commit.

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Louis Payne
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The life of a young slum kid, who starts out stealing small things in order to fit in with the "crowd", winds up in reform school, and eventually spends much of his life in prison. Upon his... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard
Stars: Wallace Ford, Aline MacMahon, Stuart Erwin
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Bored rich girl hooks up with news photographer, gets caught up in his adventures.

Director: Nick Grinde
Stars: Norman Foster, Evalyn Knapp, Eric Linden
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Priam Farrel is a celebrated artist but a social recluse. When his valet dies of a sudden illness, a mix-up leads to the body being identified as Farrel's. The timid artist then assumes the... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hopkins
Stars: Roland Young, Lillian Gish, Montagu Love
Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus
Stars: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Martin is a wounded gangster comforted by a visits from a little girl and her tiny dog with one bad eye. As he hides out, he makes plans to find his abusive, double crossing, partner.

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Wayne Morris, Dolores Moran
Shed No Tears (1948)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A wife convinces her husband to fake his death so they can collect on the life insurance. However, he doesn't know that she has been having an affair for some time, and she has plans for the money - and they don't include him.

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Wallace Ford, June Vincent, Mark Roberts
Time Table (1956)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

As a train speeds through the Arizona night, a man posing as a physician holds up the baggage-car crew and escapes with a $500,000 payroll. The fake doctor, Paul Bruckner, leaves the train ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Stevens
Stars: Mark Stevens, King Calder, Felicia Farr
High Treason (1951)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Communist saboteurs plot peace-time attack on Britain.

Director: Roy Boulting
Stars: Liam Redmond, André Morell, Anthony Bushell
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Whalen ...
Barney Callahan
Jean Rogers ...
Judy King
Chick Chandler ...
Snapper Doolan
Robert Kellard ...
Malcolm Hunt
...
Nora Parker
Harold Huber ...
Joe Marco
...
Happy Nelson
...
Ralph Simmons
...
Red Miller
June Gale ...
Kitty
Cliff Clark ...
Police Insp. Cliff Collins
Edward Gargan ...
Police Sgt. White
Minor Watson ...
Charles MacFarland
Robert Middlemass ...
James Sawyer
Edit

Storyline

Newspaperman (Whalen) looks into the deaths of bond-carriers while romancing a show girl (Rogers).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

reporter | showgirl | sequel | See All (3) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 January 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sombras da Noite  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Time Out for Murder (1938) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cheerful B Mystery With Breezy Newspapermen
11 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

WHILE NEW YORK SLEEPS, intrepid newspapermen work to solve a series of murders involving the robberies of bonds, the mysterious "suicide" of an insurance investigator, and an infamous practical joker. Will the newspaperman get to first base with his would-be honey if he gets her out of an ingenious frame up?

This is a pretty good, smoothly directed 30s mystery series picture from the excellent B-unit at Fox, which is also responsible for Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto. This isn't quite in the league with those pictures, mainly because the newspaperman detective is, to put it mildly, an irresponsible jerk. Nevertheless, the pace is quick enough that we don't end up spending too much time on this anti-hero's most obnoxious moments, and the gentleman is at least amply repaid for the genuinely cruel stunt he pulls in the middle of the picture. Acting is no better or worse than usual, cinematography is fine, pacing is better than average. If you enjoy mysteries, this is a worthwhile find.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss While New York Sleeps (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?