The match has been too much for the old man, who collapses and dies. Helen, at the end of her rope tells Phil that she is going to leave him to go into business with Harry. 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. He did not return to America until the late 1960s. When Adam tells Mary that he has seen Harry near her flat, she finds him ransacking her place and finding her stash of money.
And once the action starts, it goes non-stop. Harry sees his golden ticket to be somebody. The Village Voice, film review, 25 March 2003. 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. Night and The City 1950 Richard Widmark and Gene Tierney An adaptation of a 1939 book by Gerald Kersh Harry Fabian, an American grifter in London, originally an utterly despicable character, is made sympathetic here as a guy who just wants to be somebody.
Director Dassin later confessed that he never read the novel the movie is based upon. Seeing that both his business and protection are lost, Fabian flees. Harry has envisioned a grudge match, old vs. Fabian eventually finds shelter at Anna's, but has already been tracked down by Kristo. Harry, suspects that he has tipped Kristo has been tipped off and leaves to hide out on a barge owned by Anna O'Leary.
Gregorius eventually defeats The Strangler in the ring as Kristo arrives, but dies minutes later in his son's arms from exhaustion. Last accessed: 3 December 2009. The only hope Harry has of redemption in the end is to allow Mary to take the blood money Kristo put on his head. Harry, then promises Gregorius, that he will promote Greco Roman's wrestling matches in London. 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. However, The Strangler goads Gregorius into a prolonged and brutal fight, during which Nikolas' wrist is broken. This is an interesting tale of blind ambition, self-deception, broken dreams, and how a man who always thinks he's ahead of the game ends up tripping himself very badly.
Noseross plays his clever hand. Shot on location in and at , the plot revolves around an ambitious whose plans keep going wrong. Last accessed: 3 December 2009. He counts the quid while she counts the days. At a gym, The Strangler and Gregorius get into a fight, and Nikolas suffers a broken wrist trying to stop it. Harry wants to be big-time, and he does not care how he raises cash for his schemes. The film's British version was five minutes longer, with a more upbeat ending and featuring a completely different film score.
His latest ploy, promoting an aging Greek wrestler, goes awry when the wre stler dies and everyone points the finger at Harry. 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. Cast: Richard Widmark and Gene Tierney. Amateur reviewers were more impressed with Night and the City than critics were. On the run, Harry phones Figler, king of the beggars, asking him for somewhere to hide. 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%.
Figler tells him to come to his place, then phones Kristo. Europäische Emigranten im Film Noir. Leading roles were played by Jean Simmons Meryt , Victor Mature Horemheb , Gene Tierney Baketamon , Michael Wilding Akhnaton , Edmund Purdom Sinuhe , Bella Darvi Nefer , Peter Ustinov Kaptah and Tommy Rettig Thoth. Betrayed, Fabian steals the money from Mary, and returns to the gym. Harry, works as a promoter for a nightclub, The Silver Fox, run by Phil and Helen Nosseross. Truly a glimpse of hell, Night and the City's distorted visuals and dark symbolism depict an underworld from which there is no escape and in which redemption comes at a very high price. Finding The Strangler's manager, Mickey Beer Farrell , Fabian convinces him to support the fight, and taunts The Strangler into confronting Gregorius and Nikolas.
He maintains a fractured relationship with the honest Mary Bristol Tierney , nightclub owner and businessman Phil Nosseross Sullivan , and Helen Withers , who is Phil's estranged wife. Later, Harry asks Phil for financial backing but he refuses. Beer asks Fabian for £200 to cover his fee, so Fabian asks Phil for the money. To prove once and for all whose style Kung-Fu is better. When Gregorius is accidentally killed by his protege's upcoming opponent, Strangler , and Phil realizes that Helen is leaving him for Harry, the scheme quickly unravels. Mary, borrowed the money from, designer Adam Dunn, which was supposed to be used to pay off the thug looking for Harry. The story begins when, no good hustler Harry Fabian, borrows the money from his girl friend night club singer Mary Bristol, to open a greyhound racing track.
He gets it from Helen, in a slap-in-the-face betrayal of her husband. Writing for , Nick Schager said, Jules Dassin's 1950 masterpiece was his first movie after being exiled from America for alleged communist politics, and the unpleasant ordeal seems to have infused his work with a newfound resentment and pessimism, as the film—about foolhardy scam-artist Harry Fabian Richard Widmark and his ill-advised attempts to become a big shot—brims with anger, anxiousness, and a shocking dose of unadulterated hatred. The film is also a detailed study of the double-cross. At her new club, Helen is having a meeting with her girls, when a police officer comes to ask why the club is opening. It is based on Mika Waltari's novel and the screenplay was adapted by Philip Dunne and Casey Robinson. Later, at a wrestling match, Harry is about to hustle a couple of customers, but. So Harry, true to form, plans to double-cross Gregorius.