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City That Never Sleeps

Today's #OneShotWed comes from City That Never Sleeps, a film noir set and filmed (mostly) in Chicago.


This shot comes at the start of the film. After holding our gaze to the Wrigley Building for several seconds, the narrator—representing Chicago itself—begins to introduce its citizens.


First up is the "mechanical man" below, working in a window. "Once he was an actor; now he's down to this," we learn.


Watch the film's opening here, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies.

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