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  Lon Chaney.
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While the City Sleeps
(1928) American
B&W : Eight reels / 7231 feet
Directed by Jack Conway

Cast: Lon Chaney [Dan Callahan], Anita Page [Myrtle], Carroll Nye [Marty], Wheeler Oakman [Skeeter], Mae Busch [Bessie], Polly Moran [Mrs. McGinnis], Lydia Yeamans Titus [Mrs. Sullivan], William Orlamond [Dwiggins], Richard Carle [Wally]

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by A.P. Younger, from a screen story by A.P. Younger. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons. Costume design by Gilbert Clark. Cinematography by Henry Sharp. Music score by William Axt + [Edward Cupero]. Intertitles by Joseph Farnham. Edited by Sam S. Zimbalist. / Released 15 September 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Silent film.

Drama: Crime.

Synopsis: A detective falls in love with the woman he is charged with protecting.

Survival status: Print exists in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Criminals: Gangsters - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives, Policemen - USA: California: Los Angeles - USA: New York: New York

Listing updated: 27 July 2010.

References: Everson-Detective p. 32; Parish-Gangster pp. 2, 413; Sweeney-Coming p. 128; Weaver-Twenty p. 77.

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