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While New York Sleeps (1938)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  6 January 1939 (USA)
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Newspaperman (Whalen) looks into the deaths of bond-carriers while romancing a show girl (Rogers).

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Whalen ...
Barney Callahan
Jean Rogers ...
Judy King
Chick Chandler ...
Snapper Doolan
Robert Kellard ...
Malcolm Hunt
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Nora Parker
Harold Huber ...
Joe Marco
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Happy Nelson
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Ralph Simmons
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Red Miller
June Gale ...
Kitty
Cliff Clark ...
Police Insp. Cliff Collins
Edward Gargan ...
Police Sgt. White
Minor Watson ...
Charles MacFarland
Robert Middlemass ...
James Sawyer
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Newspaperman (Whalen) looks into the deaths of bond-carriers while romancing a show girl (Rogers).

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sequel | showgirl | reporter

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6 January 1939 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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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.


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