Night in the City

Night in the City (also known as City Nights) was a 1933 Chinese silent film.


The film tells the story of a poor family living in China's slums. The daughter, played by Ruan Lingyu, is forced to work at the docks. When it is learned that the slum's landlord is preparing to demolish the entire tenement, the daughter is forced to give up her body to her landlord's son in exchange for a delay in construction. By the end of the film, the daughter, her family, and the landlord's son all leave the city for what they hope will be a better life in the country.

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    director Fei Mu
    genre drama
    keywords better life end force slum
    productionCompany Lianhua Film Company
    theme silent