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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Waldo Zhernikov
... Det. Inspector Sayers
... Paddy Damion
... Harry Foulcher
... Anya
Olive McFarland ... Sadie
Frederick Piper ... Ogle
John Stone ... Hood
David Davies ... Alf Peters
Tom Bowman ... Tanky Thomas
... Nero
... Sanchetti
... Supt. Carter
Sheena Marshe ... Avril (as Sheena Marsh)
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! See more »

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20 July 1962 (USA)  »

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Los implacables  »

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The Shadows took the opening theme to #3 in the UK charts. See more »

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In the opening title sequence, when actors and crew are listed, many of the names are displayed one by one on successive beats of The Shadows' famous title music. See more »

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I Laughed At Love
Lyrics by Bunny Lewis
Music by Norrie Paramor
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The Mobs Fight It Out
2 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Surprisingly there is only one review for this film from the UK.I can say that I knew Soho well at the time this film was made when the protection rackets were controlled by the Krays and they really made the characters in this film seem like choirboys.Unlike Connery in the climax,witnesses were either to terrified to talk or were nobbled.I happened to be at the Old Bailey and was in court when the judge found the Krays not guilty.It was only their desire to match each other for killings that finally got them put behind bars.It is interesting to note that this film only got an "A" certificate so obviously the censor did not believe that it was that tough a film.Connery was third billed but clearly the star of the film.Alfred Marks ,one of my favourites,plays against type as a slimy crime boss who has his ambitions spiked in a painful way.A scene I have always remembered.This film was indicative of the direction in which the film industry was headed.


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