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Lady in Cement (1968)

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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Rubin
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Sandra Lomax
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Sidney the organizer
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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)  »

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Die Lady in Zement  »

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$3,585,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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When Dan Blocker's character (Waldo Gronsky) smashes the cop's head in to the closed window on the police car, it shatters like plate glass. Real auto glass would bead when broken. 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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The detectives son his nickname was Tiger "Tommy Uhlar" Whose name in the movie was Tighe Santini and this was his only role. See more »

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Music by Jay Livingston
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Sinatra hardboiled again
29 May 2005 | by 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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