Dark City (1950) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant, a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker games where eventually Winant loses $5000 that isn't his...then hangs himself. But it seems Winant had a shadowy, protective elder brother who believes in personal revenge. And each of the card players in turn feels a faceless doom inexorably closing in. Dark streets and sexy torch-singer Fran lend ambience.

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>
  • Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them.

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>


An underground gambling joint managed by Danny Haley (Charlton Heston) is closed down by a police raid led by wise cop Capt...

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