Kennington Noir presents City That Never Sleeps (1953) on 35mm film. It was directed by John H. Auer, and stars Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman and Marie Windsor.
Chicago cop Johnny Kelly (Gig Young), who originally joined the force
to make his policeman father happy, has grown restless in the job and
has decided to quit. He allows himself to be compromised by a shady
lawyer, and is about to desert his wife because of his affair with his
mistress Angel Face (Mala Powers), a burlesque floozie in a sleazy
nightclub. Although the sergeant who partners with Johnny for his last
night of duty is a stranger to him, this enigmatic cop seems to know
Johnny very well. They leave in a squad car for what will be a very
eventful last night on duty in Chicago for the disillusioned young
On February 3, 2018, director Martin Scorsese, citing the picture’s blazing energy and creativity, introduced City That Never Sleeps
as the opening film of a thirty-movie retrospective of Republic
Pictures titles that he had chosen to be shown at MOMA in New York City.
This is a 35mm film presentation. Plus supporting programme.
Doors open at 19.00, for a 19.30 start.
Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.