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Year
1948
Runtime
96 min.
Director
Jules Dassin
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Film-Noir
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
9,874
Checks
2,878
Favs
199
Dislikes
15
Favs/checks
6.9% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. corchap's avatar

    corchap

    During the intro- it is explained that this was shot on location through out New York rather than in a studio. I wish the intro had been done as a prelude, rather than a continued narration. 2 years 2 months ago
  2. SimplyLove101's avatar

    SimplyLove101

    You really have to admire the style of it. It had such an interesting and lovely direction to it. Dassin and the cast did a nice job with this one. 9 years 4 months ago
  3. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    Dassin was a really wonderful director - "Rififi" and "Night and the City" are favourites - so I've been looking forward to seeing more of his films; I think this one stands comparison with those greats, partly because of the stunning Oscar winning B&W cinematography - shot on the streets of New York City, in a semi-documentary style, and a great omniscient and sometimes witty narration by producer Mark Hellinger which guides us through one of the "eight million stories" of the city - the police investigation into the murder of a model. A stylish, fascinating and unique film noir. 9 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #33 in Academy Award - Best Cinematography
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  2. This movie ranks #41 in IMDb's Film-Noir Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #50 in TSPDT's 100 Essential Noir Films
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  4. This movie ranks #50 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
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  5. This movie ranks #368 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  6. This movie ranks #405 in The Criterion Collection
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  7. This movie ranks #483 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  8. This movie ranks #587 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  9. This movie ranks #858 in Doubling the Canon
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