It is based on the by. The only hope Harry has of redemption in the end is to allow Mary to take the blood money Kristo put on his head. They were once romantically involved. So Harry, true to form, plans to double-cross Gregorius. As soon as Harry, books his first promotion, Chilk and Kristo pay him a visit, telling him to leave town. In: Christian Cargnelli, Michael Omasta eds.
Last accessed: 3 December 2009. And once the action starts, it goes non-stop. Fabian approaches Phil and Helen with his proposal, then asks for an investment. Phil's plan involves telling Harry, that he is backing out of the deal unless Harry books, The Strangler, one of Kristo's better wrestlers. Betrayed, Fabian steals the money from Mary, and returns to the gym.
Gregorius eventually defeats The Strangler in the ring as Kristo arrives, but dies minutes later in his son's arms from exhaustion. Later, Harry asks Phil for financial backing but he refuses. Harry is forced to agree and talks with The Strangler's manager, Mickey Beer. In revenge of his father's death, Kristo puts a £1,000 bounty on Fabian's head, sending word to all of London's underworld. One night, Harry is trying to scam some audience members at a wrestling match and overhears a heated conversation between the Gregorius the Great and his son, racketeer wrestling promoter Kristo.
Noseross plays his clever hand. The film is also a detailed study of the double-cross. Harry Fabian, an American who had to leave home rather quickly to avoid the attentions of both police and underworld, is hoping to make some money out of the British, but finds that the big boys controlling the rackets in London are just as ruthless as their New York counterparts. The camera angles in this movie are to be studied. He goes on the run, but finds no one he can trust not to sell him out. Helen, who is interested in Harry and wants to leave her husband, gives Harry the money on the condition that he will get her a license to reopen a closed nightclub. Desperate, Fabian asks Figler, a panhandler and unofficial head of an informal society of street criminals, Googin, a forger, and Anna, a Thameside smuggler, but none can offer any help.
Dassin endorsed the American version as closer to his vision. Harry, who also works for Phil steering unsuspecting customers to the club, comes up with a plan to wrest control of professional wrestling from promoter and underworld kingpin Kristo by manipulating Kristo through his father, retired wrestling great Gregorius. Directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Darryl F. With a score of 81%, Night and the City is above the average Cinafilm score for movies made in 1950, which stands at 62%. Convinced that her licence is authentic, Helen leaves Phil, only to discover that the work is a worthless forgery. Kristo blames Harry for his father's death and puts out the word that he will pay £1,000 to the man who gets Harry.
Online reviewers have written 14 reviews, giving Night and the City 1950 an average rating of 81%. He counts the quid while she counts the days. Later, at a wrestling match, Harry is about to hustle a couple of customers, but. Hiding out in a riverfront barge, Harry sees his grand ambitions spiral into a nightmare of fear and desperation as the underworld closes in. Overall, cinema-goers prefer the movie, giving it an average score of 82%, compared to film critics, who gave it a lower average score of 70%. Dassin has endorsed the American version as closer to his vision.
As he runs towards where Kristo is standing on , he is caught and killed by The Strangler, who throws his body into the Thames. Harry, then promises Gregorius, that he will promote Greco Roman's wrestling matches in London. Instead, Phil calls Kristo, informing him that The Strangler is in Fabian's gym. The film's British version was five minutes longer, with a more upbeat ending and featuring a completely different film score. Seeing that both his business and protection are lost, Fabian flees. For financial backing, Harry turns to Phil and Phil's wife Helen , both of whom give him the money, but only to further their own ends.
Fabian agrees, but tricks Helen by having Googin forge the licence. Helen shows him the new license, but. Mary, borrowed the money from, designer Adam Dunn, which was supposed to be used to pay off the thug looking for Harry. Shot on location in London, the picture is considered a classic of the film noir genre. The film contains a very tough and prolonged fight scene between , a celebrated professional wrestler in real life, and , who before becoming an actor was himself a professional wrestler.
While attempting a con at a wrestling match, Fabian witnesses Gregorius Zbyszko , a veteran Greek wrestler, arguing with his son Kristo Lom , who has organised the fight, and who effectively controls all wrestling in London. Figler tells him to come to his place, then phones Kristo. Night and the City has generally received very positive reviews. A film noir based on the novel by Gerald Kersh, directed by Jules Dassin. Harry tells Kristo, that Gregorius wants the match to take place. Running time 96 minutes Country United Kingdom Language English Night and the City is a 1950 directed by and starring , and. Harry has envisioned a grudge match, old vs.