Two-bit hustler Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) aches for a life of ease and plenty. Trailed by an inglorious history of go-nowhere schemes, he stumbles upon a chance of a lifetime in the form of legendary wrestler Gregorius the Great (Stanislaus Zbyszko). But there is no easy money in this underworld of shifting alliances, bottomless graft, and pummeled flesh--and Fabian soon learns the horrible price of his ambition. Luminously shot in the streets of London, Jules Dassin's Night and the City is film noir of the first order and one of the director's crowning achievements.
Audio commentary by film scholar Glenn Erickson
New video interview with director Jules Dassin
Excerpts from a 1972 French interview with Dassin
A comparison by Christopher Husted of the Bernard Hermann estate of the two scores recorded for the British and American releases of the film