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Cry of the City

Cry of the City(1948)

Also Known As: The Chair for Martin Rome | The Law and Martin Rome |

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Brief Synopsis

Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he walks a tightrope between sentiment and cynicism. When Martin fears Candella will implicate his girlfriend Teena, he'll do anything to protect her. How many others will he drag down to disaster with him?

Cast & Crew

Robert Siodmak Director
Victor Mature Lt. Vittorio Candella
Richard Conte Martin Rome
Fred Clark Lt. Jim Collins
Betty Garde Miss Frances Pruett
Tommy Cook Tony Rome
Debra Paget Teena Riconti
Hope Emerson Rose Given

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 29 Sep 1948
Release Date:  1948 Production Date:  EB
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  95 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,554    
Duration(reels):  10    

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  • City Cries To Be Often Viewed Movie

    Contenast 2013-06-21

    Excellent MORE>

  • One of The Best Directed Film Noir Classics

    Hal P. 2011-06-06

    Siodmak was brilliant. Take a look at Crisscross and The Phantom Lady for more of his best work. Two scenes come to mind that you should watch... MORE>

  • At Least As Good As Any Noir

    Charles Brandt 2011-01-02

    This gritty realistic portrait of Italian-American immigrants and the sons of immigrants on both sides of the law in the late 1940s shot on location in New... MORE>