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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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Gordon Douglas

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Marvin H. Albert (novel), Marvin H. Albert (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Sinatra ... Tony Rome
Raquel Welch ... Kit Forrest
Richard Conte ... Lt. Dave Santini
Martin Gabel ... Al Mungar
Lainie Kazan ... Maria Baretto
Pat Henry Pat Henry ... Rubin
Steve Peck Steve Peck ... Paul Mungar (as Steven Peck)
Virginia Wood ... Audrey
Richard Deacon ... Arnie Sherwin
Frank Raiter Frank Raiter ... Danny Yale
Peter Hock Peter Hock ... Frenchy
Alex Stevens ... Shev
Christine Todd Christine Todd ... Sandra Lomax
Mac Robbins Mac Robbins ... Sidney the organizer
Tommy Uhlar Tommy Uhlar ... The Kid, Tighe Santini
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1968 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Lady in Zement See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami Beach, Florida, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,585,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Arcola Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character Tony Rome appeared in three novels by Marvin H. Albert in the early 1960s: Miami Mayhem (filmed as Tony Rome (1967)), "Lady in Cement" and "My Kind of Game". See more »

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Quotes

Kit Forrest: I have an insatiable longing for affection.
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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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You Make Me Feel So Young
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Music by Josef Myrow
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Ol' Blue Eyes meets Hoss Cartwright
3 April 1999 | by bwaynefSee all my reviews

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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