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CinemaLit: While the City Sleeps (1956)
Directed by Fritz Lang

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 6:00pm

While the City Sleeps (1956) 100 min

Directed by Fritz Lang

Dana Andrews, George Sanders


As a murderer of women terrorizes a city, a media mogul offers the job of Executive Director to the employee who can get the best stories on “The Lipstick Killer”. Tensions between the reporters takes center stage, and the fact that they are exploiting a serial killer in order to advance professionally invokes uncomfortable parallels between the murderer and his pursuers in the media. The cast in this powerful and cynical drama includes Rhonda Fleming, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, and Ida Lupino.

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