While the City Sleeps

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While the City Sleeps ★★★ 1956

Three newspaper reporters vie to crack the case of a sex murderer known as “The Lipstick Killer” with the editorship of their paper the prize. Good thriller-plus with the emphasis on the reporters' ruthless methods of gaining information rather than on the killer's motivations. Lang's last big success. Based on “The Bloody Spur” by Charles Einstein. 100m/B VHS . Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders, Howard Duff, Thomas Mitchell, Ida Lupino, Vincent Price, Mae Marsh; D: Fritz Lang; C: Ernest Laszlo.