Ask mother says the message scrawled in lipstick at a murder scene by an unknown serial killer who preys on women. It's a sensational story if it bleeds, it leads and a news conglomerate offers a big promotion to the high-level company exec who solves the case. So begins the wheeling, dealing and backstabbing of the competing media hotshots as they vie to unmask the so-called Lipstick Killer. Fritz Lang (The Big Heat), whose early-career expressionist works would strongly influence the film-noir genre, directs this stylistically understated noir that features an abundance of starpower rare for the genre: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Ida Lupino and other notables.
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- Warner Bros.
- © 1956 While the City Sleeps RKO Pictures, Inc. Package Design 2010 Turner Entertainment Co. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.