City That Never Sleeps. 1953. USA. Directed by John H. Auer. Screenplay by Steve Fisher. With Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman, Edward Arnold, Marie Windsor, Paula Raymond, Chill Wills. 35mm. 90 min.
It’s a long night for Chicago cop Gig Young, as he tracks a killer (William Talman), romances a stripper (Mala Powers), and considers taking a bribe from a crooked lawyer (Edward Arnold). Documentary-like naturalism quickly gives way to nightmarish stylization under the direction of John H. Auer.