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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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A beautiful body under water. A private eye in over his head. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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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Arnie's model's scarf changes from pink to yellow/orange between shots. 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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Follows Tony Rome (1967) See more »

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Music by Lionel Newman
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The Sequel to "Tony Rome"
8 April 2019 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

While diving for sunken treasure a Miami private detective named "Tony Rome" (Frank Sinatra) discovers the nude body of a blonde woman with her feet encased in cement at the bottom of the ocean. After calling the Coast Guard he returns home only to find a large man by the name of "Waldo Gronski" (Dan Blocker) waiting for him. As it turns out, Waldo is looking for a certain woman and wants Tony to find a her for him. However, after taking the assignment Tony discovers that there is much more to this case than he was initially led to believe. Now rather than reveal any more let me just say that, although this was a decent crime-drama, it didn't quite rise up to the same level as its predecessor "Tony Rome" produced a year earlier. Even so it featured several good actors with Raquel Welch (as "Kit Forrest") and the aforementioned Frank Sinatra and Dan Blocker putting in nice performances throughout. Likewise, having Racquel Welch certainly certaintly didn't hurt the scenery in any way either. Be that as it may, this was a fairly enjoyable film and I have rated it accordingly. Slightly above average.


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