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Dark City

Dark City

Charlton Heston
Director: William Dieterle Cast: Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
, Lizabeth Scott
Lizabeth Scott
, Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
William Dieterle


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Though he had previously appeared in David Bradley's film adaptation of Julius Caesar, Dark City marked Charlton Heston's first role in a major Hollywood production. Danny (Heston) and his pals Augie (Jack Webb), Soldier (Henry Morgan), and Barney (Ed Begley Sr.) set up a poker game to take Arthur Winant (Don DeFore) for all his money, but after the fact they discover that the money he lost wasn't really his and, in desperation, Arthur killed himself. Arthur's brother Sidney (Mike Mazurki), a large man not known for his emotional stability, becomes enraged when he learns the facts about Arthur's death, and he vows to kill the men responsible. When his friends start dropping like flies, Danny hides out with his girlfriend, nightclub singer Fran Garland (Lizabeth Scott), and pays a visit to Arthur's widow Victoria (Viveca Lindfors) in hopes of finding out who the killer might be. Jack Webb and Henry Morgan later reformed after their first appearance together as criminals when they co-starred in the TV show Dragnet.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/23/2014
UPC: 0887090086806
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 19,724

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlton Heston Danny Haley
Lizabeth Scott Fran Garland
Viveca Lindfors Victoria Winant
Dean Jagger Capt. Garvey
Don DeFore Arthur Winant
Jack Webb Augie
Ed Begley Barney
Henry Morgan Soldier
Walter Sande Swede
Mike Mazurki Sidney Winant
Mike Pat Donovan Sergeant
Mark Kenning Billy Winant
Stanley Prager Sammy
Billy Sheehan Gambler
Walter Burke Bartender
Fred Aldrich Civilian detective
John Bishop Fielding
Robin Camp Boy
William J. Cartledge Bellhop
Sally Corner Woman
Byron Foulger Motel Manager
Greta Granstedt Margie
Stan Johnson Room clerk
Mike Mahoney Cashier
Jay Morley Capt. MacDonald
Ralph Peters Proprietor
Dewey Robinson Gambler
Franz Roehn Photographer
Jeffrey Sayre Gambler
Otto Waldis Benowski
James Dundee Detective

Technical Credits
William Dieterle Director
Franz Bachelin Art Director
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
Hans Dreier Art Director
Ketti Frings Screenwriter
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Emile Kuri Set Decoration/Design
Warren Low Editor
John M. Lucas Screenwriter
Lawrence B. Marcus Screenwriter
Don McKay Sound/Sound Designer
Richard McWhorter Asst. Director
Victor Milner Cinematographer
Walter Oberst Sound/Sound Designer
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Wally Westmore Makeup

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