While the City Sleeps (1956) | Mechanics' Institute

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While the City Sleeps (1956)
September 2019 - Fritz Lang: Guilty Pleasures

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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