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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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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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Frank Sinatra says that he knew a girl that used to date bullfighters, a reference to his ex-wife Ava Gardner's affair with a matador when filming The Barefoot Contessa (1954) in Spain. 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 »

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Kit Forrest: I have an insatiable longing for affection.
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Ol' Blue Eyes meets Hoss Cartwright

Sinatra once again plays the Miami based private eye he originated in "Tony Rome" a year earlier. He was pretty effective the first time around, but that one didn't have a script as silly as the one he has to contend with here. Of course, scripts never meant much to Frankie, anyway. If the Chairman of the Board WAS bored, or just tired, he'd rip a few pages out of the script to keep things moving. When the movie was something like "Lady in Cement," it probably didn't matter, anyway. Besides, with a more stunning than ever Raquel Welch in the cast, I mean, who really cares?

Wherever Ol' Blue Eyes went, his entourage of goons and sycophants were sure to follow, and one such unfortunate, Pat Henry, a comedian of little talent, is along for the ride as Frank's buddy. Richard Conte, the fine actor from such interesting film noirs as "The Blue Gardenia" and "Cry of the City," shows up, as he often did in Sinatra films ("Ocean's 11," "Assault on a Queen") and provides the mostly mediocre film with his usual competence. The best performance, however, belongs to TV's "Hoss" (Dan Blocker).


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