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While New York Sleeps (1938)

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


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Complete credited cast:
Barney Callahan
Judy King
Snapper Doolan
Malcolm Hunt
Nora Parker
Joe Marco
Happy Nelson
Ralph Simmons
Red Miller
Cliff Clark ...
Police Insp. Cliff Collins
Police Sgt. White
Charles MacFarland
James Sawyer


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

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Crime | Drama





Release Date:

6 January 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sombras da Noite  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Followed by Inside Story (1939) See more »


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A rather typical B-murder mystery.
8 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

B-movies were films that lasted about an hour in length and were meant as the second, or lesser, film at a double feature. They tended to have lower budgets and were quickly written and shot...but they didn't always result in inferior films. This example is from one of the big studios, Twentieth Century-Fox, and you can tell it's a B due to its length and that the actors were mostly unknowns.

Barney (Michael Whalen) is a hotshot reporter who has been investigating the murders of couriers. However, his vacation is coming up and he decides to drop the story and have some well earned time off from work. But when the newest murder victim happens to be a friend of his, Barney drops everything and returns to town to investigate. Only in these sorts of movies do reporters investigate and solve crimes...something the idiot police never seem to be able to do!

Overall, this is a well made film for a B. The acting and script are good and Harold Huber (one of the suspects) plays a most enjoyable and strange mobster! Worth seeing.

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