While the City Sleeps (1956) Poster


The sequence depicting the New York subway was actually filmed in the Los Angeles subway.
Although Howard Duff and Ida Lupino were married in real life, they have no scenes together.
The movie was based on a real murder case that took place in 1946. In that year William Heirens killed three women and left a message scrawled in lipstick on a bathroom mirror after the second murder. In the message he urged the police to catch him before he killed again. Because of this the press dubbed him The Lipstick Killler.
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