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A serial killer has been killing beautiful women in New York, and the new owner of a media company offers a high ranking job to the 1st administrator who can get the earliest scoops on the... See more »

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Edward Mobley
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Dorothy Kyne
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Mark Loving
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Lt. Burt Kaufman
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Jon Day Griffith
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Walter Kyne
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Nancy Liggett
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Robert Manners (as John Barrymore Jr.)
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'Honest' Harry Kritzer
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Mildred Donner
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Amos Kyne
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Mrs. Manners
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Gerald Meade
Sandra White ...
Judith Felton (as Sandy White)
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Tim - Police Desk Sergeant (as Larry Blake)
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Miss Dodd
Ed Hinton ...
Mike O'Leary (as Edward Hinton)
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Carlo - Bartender at the Dell
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George 'Pop' Pilski
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David Andrews ...
Bar Pianist (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Steven - Walter's Butler (uncredited)
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Police Detective (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
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Police Squad Car Driver (uncredited)
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Newspaper Teletype Operator (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Bartender in Biscayne's Cocktail Bar (uncredited)
Andrew Lupino ...
Jim Leary (uncredited)
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Newsroom Man (uncredited)
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Bellhop (uncredited)
Joey Ray ...
Newspaper Worker (uncredited)
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Headwaiter (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
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Newsman (uncredited)
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Police Interrogator (uncredited)

Directed by

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Fritz Lang

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Casey Robinson ... (screenplay)
 
Charles Einstein ... (novel "The Bloody Spur")

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Bert E. Friedlob ... producer (as Bert Friedlob)

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Herschel Burke Gilbert

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Ernest Laszlo ... director of photography

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Gene Fowler Jr. ... (uncredited)

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Gene Fowler Jr. ... editorial supervisor

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Carroll Clark

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Jack Mills

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Norma Koch ... (as Norma)

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Cherie Banks ... hair stylist
Gustaf Norin ... makeup supervisor (as Gus Norin)

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George Yohalem ... production supervisor

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Ronald R. Rondell ... assistant director (as Ronnie Rondell)
Robert H. Justman ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Verna Fields ... sound editor
Buddy Myers ... sound re-recordist
Jack Solomon ... sound engineer

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Robert Martien ... wardrobe (as Bob Martien)
Jackie Spitzer ... wardrobe

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Herschel Burke Gilbert ... conductor
Joseph Mullendore ... orchestrator
Alfred Perry ... music editor
Walter Sheets ... orchestrator

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Joe Franklin ... set continuity
Bert E. Friedlob ... presenter (as Bert Friedlob)
Mike Kaplan ... technical advisor
Violet McComas ... set continuity
Leo Taub ... assistant to producer
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Plot Summary

Death of media magnat Amos Kyne is causing power struggle between his executives. In the meantime New York women become prey of a serial killer. Reporter Edward Mobley is in that circumstances faced with almost impossible missions: to catch the killer, to prevent the media empire from falling into the wrong hands and to save his romantic relationship from break-up. Written by Dragan Antulov

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Taglines Suspense as startling as a strangled scream ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • News Is Made at Night (United States)
  • La cinquième victime (France)
  • Die Bestie (Germany)
  • Mientras Nueva York duerme (Spain)
  • Die Bestie (West Germany)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia 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. See more »
Goofs When Barrymore Jr. is watching Andrews on TV, he is clutching a copy of "Tales From The Crypt". When he drops it to the floor, a close-up of the comic book now shows it to be titled "The Strangler". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Toutes les histoires (1989). See more »
Quotes Ed Mobely: Get your things off. It's your wedding day, you wanna look nice.
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