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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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Pat Henry ...
Rubin
Steve Peck ...
Paul Mungar (as Steven Peck)
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Audrey
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Arnie Sherwin
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Peter Hock ...
Frenchy
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Christine Todd ...
Sandra Lomax
Mac Robbins ...
Sidney the organizer
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 »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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R | See all certifications »
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20 December 1968 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Die Lady in Zement  »

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$3,585,000 (estimated)
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| (Westrex Recording System)

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(DeLuxe Color)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Sinatra says that he knew a girl that used to date bullfighters, a reference to his ex-wife Ava Gardner's affair with a matador when filming The Barefoot Contessa (1954) in Spain. See more »

Goofs

When Rome goes into the back room of Jilly's, he goes through a glass door with sign writing on it and opens the door with his right hand. The shot as he enters the room shows him opening the door with his left hand and the door is now made of wood and has no sign writing. 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 »

Connections

References Murder, My Sweet (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me the Simple Life
(uncredited)
Music by Rube Bloom
Played when Dave and the patrolman are chasing Tony
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Pure Camp
5 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Lady in Cement is a veritable course on social anthropology of the late 60's. The writing, not the acting, is at center stage. Did I say - pure camp! Prepare to be offended if you are female or gay. Broad and dame are standard terms and gay baiting and bashing are represented for what they were in the day (camp- wise). Most of the lines are tossed off although there are wonderful performances by a very few outstanding character actors. The action scenes are mundane but it is fun to see Dan Blocker play a tough guy who likes bashing toughs. And Lanie Kazan and Racquel Welsh are at the voluptuous peak of their careers. Amazing to note they were both 28 years old and Mr. Sinatra was 53. The musical score, wait . . . was there a score? Well, you get the point. Watch it with friends who want a good laugh. it's full of them.


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