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The Frightened City (1961)

A small time thief is recruited by a mobster to help with the racketeering. He doesn't like the job, but with the mob on his back, a femme fatale in his bed and a sick friend to care for, he will have to keep all his wits about him.

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Waldo Zhernikov
John Gregson ...
Det. Insp. Sayers
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Paddy Damion
Alfred Marks ...
Harry Foulcher
Yvonne Romain ...
Anya Bergodin
Olive McFarland ...
Sadie
Frederick Piper ...
Sgt. Bob Ogle
John Stone ...
Hood
David Davies ...
Alf Peters
Tom Bowman ...
Tanky Thomas
Robert Cawdron ...
Nero
George Pastell ...
Sanchetti
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Supt. Dave Carter
Sheena Marshe ...
Avril
Patrick Jordan ...
Frankie Farmer
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A small time thief is recruited by a mobster to help with the racketeering. He doesn't like the job, but with the mob on his back, a femme fatale in his bed and a sick friend to care for, he will have to keep all his wits about him.

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A city terrorised by its own evil!

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20 July 1962 (USA)  »

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Los implacables  »

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Marvellous Lie
Music by Norrie Paramor
Lyrics by Bunny Lewis
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Connery but without the martini!
24 October 2003 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Just pre-Bondage, I find it beyond incredible that in all the years the IMDb has been around, only ONE person thus far, has commented on this film!

True, it was no groundbreaker even in its time - a bit of the old "know wot I mean?" crime drama, but hell it was a solidly made little piece and carries what I believe is an appropriate rating here. One that would probably gain it an inclusion in the top 4000 movies which is better than many can claim! (the greater majority actually)

You may note the film score here was in the capable hands of top Brit musical director (at the time) Norrie Paramor. Now Norrie was the musical arranger in 1961 for somewhat popular pop icon Cliff Richard, whose backing group THE SHADOWS (hands up anyone remembers Hank Marvin and Jet Harris!) had a huge hit in 1961 with....you guessed it - THE FRIGHTENED CITY! I even have a copy!

A slimmer Connery but he delivers the goods here along with veteran Brit great Herbert Lom, both of whom were previously seen together in 1958's HELL DRIVERS!

As withnail-4 (New England) correctly observes...gives nostalgia a boost, if nothing else!


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