Cinema: The New Pictures Oct. 29, 1928

While the City Sleeps. Because Underworld, crook cinema written by Ben Hecht, made record returns for Paramount a few months ago, hundreds of hideaways, spitting gats, Big Boys, molls, bulls, rods, and mobs have been photographed. Now Lon Chaney as a very plainclothes detective with bunions strides painfully through a convincing picture about bad men and a good girl.

While the city sleeps, the cops play pinochle in the assembly room and gangsters croak a jeweler on East 37th Street, Manhattan. On the trail of "Mile-Away" Healey, undertaker, suspected murderer, gang-leader, move the swollen feet of Detective Chancy. His face, which...