A man is so obsessed with finding the person responsible for stealing his milk bottles that he ignores his beautiful young wife, who has other ideas on her mind.

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(short story "The Corpse Next Door"), (as Mark Reichert)
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Guilty paranoia in a gritty 1950's industrial town. An accountant, living a repressed life, becomes so obsessed with the person who is stealing his morning milk that he commits an act of irrational violence. His beautiful wife, meanwhile, is making plans of her own. Written by Kim Rubin

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19 April 1981 (UK)  »

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Nachts in Union City  »

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The movie's opening title card reads: "March 1953". The film, set in New Jersey, was made and released about twenty-seven years after the 1953 year in which it was set. The film's story was updated to the 1950s from the 1930s depression-era period of Cornell Woolrich's source short-story which was first published in that era in 1937. See more »

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In the office scenes around 20-22 minutes or so in. See more »

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Harlan: See how I'm back at work?
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References How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) See more »

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Union City Blue
Performed by Debbie Harry and Blondie
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downbeat oddball of a movie
22 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Several surprises for me in this film. I had never watched it before, rather assuming that it was very much a star vehicle for Deborah Harry. How wrong can you be, she puts in a most solid performance but there is not much star twinkle in this downbeat oddball of a movie. I was also surprised that we did not get, Debbie Harry singing, Union City Blues throughout, maybe this was written later, or considered inappropriate. Biggest surprise of all is just how good the movie is with hardly any 'action' and instead of some big sexy sex scene, a rather sad, lack of sex scene. Runs very much like a low budget independent in a rather 'noir' style and you would be hard put to guess the year, other than from the aforementioned Goddess' presence, of course.


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