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While the City Sleeps (1956) Poster

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The sequence depicting the New York subway was actually filmed in the Pacific Electric Belmont trolley tunnel under downtown Los Angeles. Interurban streetcars doubled for the larger New York subway trains.
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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The small television Robert has in his room is a 1955 Zenith 17-inch model T1816 "Cambridge". Advertising literature referred to this set as a "portable", despite it weighing 45 pounds (20.4 kg).
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In the scene where the Lipstick Killer is being chased through the city streets, a police car carrying Dana Andrews (as news reporter Edward Mobley) drives past a movie theater where Dana Andrews' name is clearly visible on the marquee.
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The original title of the film was, "News Is Made At Night."
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Originally the producers were to distribute this film through United Artists, but sold the film to RKO for $500,000 ($4.57M in 2017) to ensure a faster and wider release.
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