Jo Eisinger


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Jo Eisinger (1909 - 1991) was a film and television writer whose career spanned more than forty years from the early forties well into the eighties. He is widely recognized as the writer of two of the most psychologically complex film noirs: Gilda (1946) and Night and the City (1950).

His credits also include The Sleeping City (1950) and Crime of Passion (1957), a coda to the films of ... more »

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  • ''Harry's an artist without an art ... groping for the right lever, for the means with which to express himself.''
    Jo Eisinger, and Jules Dassin. Adam Dunn (Hugh Marlowe), Night and the City, about hustler Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark) (1950). Based on the nov...
  • ''It's no good comin' to me. I can't help you. Nobody can help you. I don't want any help. I just want to ... I just want to sit down and rest. I can't ... run ... anymore.''
    Jo Eisinger, and Jules Dassin. Anna O'Leary (Maureen Delaney) to Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark), Night and the City, as Harry is pursued by the London...
  • ''Oh, Anna, the things I did! The things I did.... Oh, the things I did!''
    Jo Eisinger, and Jules Dassin. Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark), Night and the City, to Anna O'Leary (Maureen Delaney), a waterfront black marketeer, ab...
  • ''I just want to be somebody!''
    Jo Eisinger, and Jules Dassin. Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark), Night and the City (1950). Based on the novel by Gerald Kersh.
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