Noir City: Cry of the City

USA | 1948 | 95 min. | Robert Siodomak

February 15, 2023

Noir City

Victor Mature is the lawman and Richard Conte the fugitive crook he pursues across Manhattan with tragic results.

Individual Tickets: $15 | $10 SIFF members
Passes (valid for all Noir City screenings): $150 | $100 SIFF members

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Perhaps the most perfectly realized, thematically and stylistically, of all Siodmak's noir films. Victor Mature is the lawman and Richard Conte the fugitive crook he pursues across Manhattan with tragic results. Shot entirely on location, Siodmak skips the semi-documentary vogue of the day, creating instead an Expressionistic urban landscape ideally suited to this mythic mid-20th-century tale of good and evil. Co-starring Shelley Winters, Debra Paget, Fred Clark, and a scary Hope Emerson in her startling screen debut.

Photo courtesy of The Film Noir Foundation. Note courtesy of Noir City.

  • Director: Robert Siodomak
  • Principal Cast: Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Fred Clark, Shelley Winters
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1948
  • Running Time: 95 min.
  • Producer: Sol C. Siegel
  • Screenplay: Richard Murphy, Ben Hecht
  • Cinematographers: Lloyd Ahern
  • Editors: Harmon Jones
  • Music: Alfred Newman
  • Filmography: The Killers (1946), Die Ratten (1955), The Devil Strikes at Night (1957), Portrait of a Sinner (1959)
  • Language: English
  • Format: 35mm
  • US Distributor: 20th Century Fox, Disney