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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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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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20 December 1968 (Finland)  »

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Die Lady in Zement  »

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$3,585,000 (estimated)
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When Tony Rome walks into the room in the massage parlor where Bronski is, Bronski (Dan Blocker) is watching the TV show Bonanza (1959) where he starred as Hoss Cartwright. See more »

Goofs

A local TV station would never break into the broadcast of a national program (especially one like tt0057742, aimed at children and families) to announce the murder of the owner of a two-bit go-go club. See more »

Quotes

Cop: I don't want to alarm you, ma'am, but there's a killer on the loose.
Kit Forrest: Oh, well if I see one, I'll call you.
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Referenced in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Bittersweet (2011) See more »

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You Make Me Feel So Young
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Music by Josef Myrow
Played when Tony runs into the lower level garage
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Sinatra hardboiled again
29 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As far as a vintage detective thriller, "Lady in Cement" has enough wit and charm to make it memorable. It takes itself just seriously enough to get the job done. Sinatra's second turn as Rome doesn't quite have the bite of the first film but it's clear he's enjoying himself. The weary cynicism of Rome suits him well. The late Dan Blocker's delightful as Gronsky. The recent DVD reissue looks sharp and has plenty of trailers but is a bit light on extras.

Director Gordon Douglas ("In Like Flint") keeps the action moving and Raquel Welch looks terrific. Her first appearance is emerging from a swimming pool. I was a bit surprised to see nudity in a mainstream Hollywood feature in 1968 but, well, this was the late 60's after all.


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