Jules Dassin

New on Video: ‘Night and the City’

As Night and the City progresses, jealously runs into greed, ambition meets deception, and one double-dealing move encounters a newly revealed double cross. Before he knows it, Harry is in over his head on any number of different fronts.

‘Night and the City’ sees a pre-Rififi Jules Dassin already at the top of his game

If it wasn’t obvious enough already for the reader, Jules Dassin’s Night and the City is a stunning example of film noir done right. It is possessed by a nasty bite that drives most of the action and is quite often absolutely ruthless in its execution. Here is a film that pulls no punches, that features too much bleakness for their to be any light to find for refuge.

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