~While The City Sleeps~
1928
~Lon Chaney Sr. & Anita Page~
~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
Sidney Bracey ...  Short Order Cook (uncredited)
Jack Feinberg ...  Man on Street (uncredited)
Sam Feinberg ...  Man on Street (uncredited)
Joseph W. Girard ...  Captain of Detectives (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ...  Member of Skeeter's Gang (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ...  Detective in Shadow Box (uncredited)
Clinton Lyle ...  Member of Skeeter's Gang (uncredited)
L.J. O'Connor ...  Police Officer in Hallway (uncredited)
Buddy Rae ...  Member of Skeeter's Gang (uncredited)
Angelo Rossitto ...  Member of Skeeter's Gang (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ...  District Attorney (uncredited)
Eddie Sturgis ...  Skeeter's Driver (uncredited)
Directed by: Jack Conway

Written by:
Joseph Farnham - titles


Based on the story by A.P. Younger
Lon Chaney Sr. eschews his trademarked makeup in the MGM crime melodrama While the City Sleeps.
The plot is sparked by the misbehavior of heroine Myrtle (Anita Page), who enjoys rubbing shoulders
with gangsters like Skeeter (Wheeler Oakman). When she learns too much about Skeeter's set-up, Myrtle
is put on the spot by the mob. Crusty veteran police officer Dan (Lon Chaney) takes it upon himself to put
Myrtle in "protective custody" in his own apartment. Old Dan falls in love with the girl, but at fadeout time
he willingly gives up to likeable reformed gangster Marty (Carroll Nye). The film is a heady combination
of standard cops-and-robbers fare and "low" humor, featuring several visual jokes centering around the
policeman protagonist's sore feet. Mae Busch, Lon Chaney's leading lady in Unholy Three, shows up in a
flashy supporting role.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
~Plot Synopsis~
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Music by: William Axt & Edward Cupero
Cinematography by: Henry Sharp
Film Editing by: Sam Zimbalist
Art Direction by: Cedric Gibbons
Production Design by: Gilbert Clark

S
et Musicians: Jack Feinberg & Sam Feinberg
Technical Advisor: Roy Harlacher


Length: 9 Reels
Runtime:
66 Minutes
Released:
September 15, 1928

Filmed on Location at:
Los Angeles City Hall - 200 North Spring Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA