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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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John Lemont

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Leigh Vance (original story), John Lemont (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Herbert Lom ... Waldo Zhernikov
John Gregson ... Det. Inspector Sayers
Sean Connery ... Paddy Damion
Alfred Marks ... Harry Foulcher
Yvonne Romain ... Anya
Olive McFarland Olive McFarland ... Sadie
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Ogle
John Stone John Stone ... Hood
David Davies David Davies ... Alf Peters
Tom Bowman Tom Bowman ... Tanky Thomas
Robert Cawdron ... Nero
George Pastell ... Sanchetti
Patrick Holt ... Supt. Carter
Sheena Marshe Sheena Marshe ... Avril (as Sheena Marsh)
Patrick Jordan Patrick Jordan ... Frankie Farmer
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Storyline

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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The crossfire of gangland terror turns THE FRIGHTENED CITY into a mob jungle! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los implacables See more »

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Zodiac Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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The Frightened City
(instrumental) (opening titles) (uncredited)
Music by Norrie Paramor
Performed by Studio Orchestra
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The Mobs Fight It Out
2 August 2014 | by malcolmgswSee 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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