“While the City Sleeps” (1956) by Fritz Lang

Posted on: November 29, 2011 by Pacific Electric 5 Comments

See the Subway Terminal Building and former Pacific Electric units departing in this clip from Fritz Lang's classic all-star noir "While the City Sleeps" from 1956.

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  1. Bob Davis

    November 29, 2011

    That was quick–I just mentioned this movie last night in a comment about “Hell Bound”.


    November 30, 2011

    ask and you shall receive, bob!

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    January 1, 2012

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