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Lady in Cement (1968)

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During an ocean dive, Miami gumshoe Tony Rome (Frank Sinatra) finds a woman's body with its feet encased in a concrete block and sets-out to solve the murder case.


Gordon Douglas


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





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


Tony Rome (Frank Sinatra) is a Miami based detective who while diving in the ocean finds the body of a young woman. He is hired by Waldo Gronsky (Dan Blocker) 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 »


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Did You Know?


When Tony Rome (Frank Sinatra) walks into the room in the massage parlor where Waldo Gronsky is, Gronsky (Dan Blocker) is watching Bonanza (1959), in which he played Hoss Cartwright. See more »


Arnie's model's scarf changes from pink to yellow/orange between shots. See more »


Kit Forrest: I have an insatiable longing for affection.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in American Pickers: Mama Knows Best (2012) See more »


Give Me the Simple Life
Music by Rube Bloom
Played when Dave and the patrolman are chasing Tony
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Sequel to Tony Rome
24 September 2017 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

In this perfect representative of the 1960s, Tony Rome is back! Frank Sinatra reprises his role as the private detective who lives on a houseboat in Miami, with an endless supply of booze, broads, and one-liners. In the sequel, he discovers a naked woman while scuba diving—which would normally be great except for one tiny detail: her feet are encased in cement.

As Frankie and Richard Conte try to solve the murder, they get entangled in the sordid world of gangsters, strippers, and the alcoholic Raquel Welch who can't seem to remember anything about the night of the murder. As you'd expect, since this is a cheesy detective movie from 1968, there's lots of bikini-clad broads, naked broads, one-liners that will either make you chuckle or groan, fight scenes full of humor, and a musical score that couldn't have been more 60s if it tried. If that's not what you're looking for, you'll probably sigh and complain for 90 minutes, but if you liked Tony Rome, you'll love seeing Frankie do it all over again in Lady in Cement.

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Release Date:

20 December 1968 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Lady in Cement See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami Beach, Florida, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,585,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Arcola Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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