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Lady in Cement (1968)

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During an ocean dive, Miami gumshoe Tony Rome finds a woman's body with its feet encased in a concrete block and sets-out to solve the murder case.

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Al Mungar
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Maria Baretto
Pat Henry ...
Rubin
Steve Peck ...
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Audrey
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Arnie Sherwin
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Christine Todd ...
Sandra Lomax
Mac Robbins ...
Sidney the organizer
Tommy Uhlar ...
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Tony Rome is a Miami based detective who while diving in the ocean finds the body of a young woman. He is hired by Gronsky to find her killer. Tony has to sift through a stack of suspects, plus trying to elude the police. Written by Kelly

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A beautiful body under water. A private eye in over his head. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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20 December 1968 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Die Lady in Zement  »

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$3,585,000 (estimated)
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When Tony Rome gets in the taxi by the airport, on the side of the cab there is an advertisement for fellow "Rat Pack" member, Dean Martin's restaurant on 79th Street Causeway. See more »

Goofs

When Rome goes into the back room of Jilly's, he goes through a glass door with sign writing on it and opens the door with his right hand. The shot as he enters the room shows him opening the door with his left hand and the door is now made of wood and has no sign writing. See more »

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Follows Tony Rome (1967) See more »

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A Frank Sinatra Ultra Cool Miami Beach Classic
5 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Frank Sinatra made two detective films in which he played the hip, Miami Beach private-eye Tony Rome.

Lady in Cement was filmed in the mid 60s when Miami Beach still had that hip-cool reputation. The movie takes place in the now gone Jilly's Nightclub which belong to Frank's pal, Jilly Rizzo. Other neat spots are the old mansion (now gone) of Panama dictator General Trijullio, the Fontenbleau Hotel and houseboat row(also a memory).

Dan Blocker steals the show as a 2nd rate hood named Bronski. Richard Conte gives his typical good performance, and Old Blue eyes shines in this type of hipster role. The biggest scene stealer is the ultra hot Raquel Welch. Raquel was in her prime and her swimming pool scene is steaming. The funny thing is that this bombshell could act. Look for South Florida "cult" legend Chris Robinson in a minor part as a gay funeral home director.....he's fantastic in his 3 minute part.


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