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The Sleeping City (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 16 October 1950 (USA)
In New York, the murder of a Bellvue Hospital intern prompts the police to send an undercover detective to investigate.

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Fred Rowan,aka Fred Gilbert
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'Doc' Ware
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Kathy Hall
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At Bellvue Hospital, New York, an intern is shot in the head by an unknown killer. Inspector Gordon of the 9th Precinct finds no obvious leads but senses an undercurrent of mystery at the hospital; enter Detective Fred Rowan, whose medical background enables him to pose as an intern. Through wheels within wheels, Rowan finally penetrates to a secret, dirty racket...and nurse Ann Sebastian, whom he's been dating, may be mixed up in it. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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DANGER STALKS THE SILENT STREETS IN...THE SLEEPING CITY (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Working title: "Web of the City" See more »

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Referenced in Where's Marlowe? (1998) See more »

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Well Worth Watching!!!
23 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very interesting plot, not just the same old, same old. It is unfortunate that this film is not more readily available. The story line is different from any other film I have seen. The story is developed and unpredictable. The cast and acting throughout leave nothing to be desired. Acting and camera use is wonderful and the characters are well developed. I would not consider this a boring film by any stretch of the imagination. The Sleeping City is a great example of a classic film noir. I would not have been able to view this film if it wasn't for a store I found online that sells a DVD copy of it, if you look around you should be able to find it. Hope more people can enjoy this great work too!


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