While the City Sleeps (1928)

70 mins | Melodrama | 15 September 1928

Director:

Jack Conway

Cinematographer:

Henry Sharp

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

According to a studio directory in the 26 May 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 14 Apr ... More Less

According to a studio directory in the 26 May 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began 14 Apr 1928. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
26 May 1928
p. 102.
Film Daily
28 Oct 1928.
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New York Times
22 Oct 1928
p. 29.
Variety
24 Oct 1928
p. 24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 September 1928
Production Date:
began 14 April 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
29 September 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25705
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Sd eff and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
7,231
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Myrtle, a silly, innocent flapper, falls in love with Marty, a dapper gangster, and learns too much for her own good about Skeeter, the gang leader. Skeeter threatens to rub her out, and Myrtle appeals for help to Dan Callahan, a veteran detective with flat feet and a tough disposition. Dan puts her up in his boardinghouse and against his better judgment soon falls in love with her; he asks her to marry him, and out of gratitute she agrees. Dan eventually learns that Myrtle is in love with Marty, and he reunites them, meantime helping Marty to take his first, tentative steps on the straight and narrow ... +


Myrtle, a silly, innocent flapper, falls in love with Marty, a dapper gangster, and learns too much for her own good about Skeeter, the gang leader. Skeeter threatens to rub her out, and Myrtle appeals for help to Dan Callahan, a veteran detective with flat feet and a tough disposition. Dan puts her up in his boardinghouse and against his better judgment soon falls in love with her; he asks her to marry him, and out of gratitute she agrees. Dan eventually learns that Myrtle is in love with Marty, and he reunites them, meantime helping Marty to take his first, tentative steps on the straight and narrow path. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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