While the City Sleeps Trailer & Clips


While the City Sleeps full movie is released on May 30, 1956. Watch While the City Sleeps online - the English Crime movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $7,652. While the City Sleeps is directed by Fritz Lang and created by Casey Robinson with Dana Andrews and Rhonda Fleming. While the City Sleeps is available online on Apple iTunes and Amazon Video.

Bedridden Amos Kyne is the owner and manager of Kyne Enterprises. Upon Amos' death, his son, the ineffectual and disliked Walter Kyne, takes control of the business. Not wanting to do any of the work but retain the glory, Walter creates a new position, "executive director", who effectively will become head of the organization, and a power struggle erupts between the executives. Meanwhile, a serial killer is on a rampage in New York City, and women fear for their lives. Reporter Ed Mobley tries to catch the killer and to prevent Kyne Enterprises from being destroyed over boardroom intrigues. A surprise "dark horse" wins the "executive director" position.

As know as:

La cinquième victime, Terwijl de stad slaapt, Mens byen sover, Amíg a város alszik, News Is Made at Night

Release Date:

May 30, 1956

Release Date (Streaming):

Mar 29, 2011


United States



Stream Service:

RKO Radio Pictures, Continental Home Vídeo [br], Image Entertainment Inc.

Production Companies:

Bert E. Friedlob Productions

Gross worldwide:



Suspense as startling as a strangled scream !, Sensational LIPSTICK Murderer, The story of these big-time newspaper people is more sensational than any crime they cover. It will keep you on the edge of your seat... and your nerves., TEN TOP STARS! TEN PEAK PERFORMANCES!, They'd sell out their own mothers!


Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
The story is a cynical twist on Lang's famous M.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 15, 2014
Miranda Kiek
Independent (UK)
Although you could run a horse and carriage through the plot, the dialogue isn't bad.
by rottentomatoes, Oct 15, 2014
Variety Staff
Plot intricacies are deftly interwoven, with director Fritz Lang doing a topflight job of balancing the ingredients without dragging the pace.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 26, 2009

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