Cry of the City

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Cry of the City

new york city gangster crooked lawyer film noir

Cry of the City

Release Date: September 29, 1948

Year    :   1948
Slogan    :   «From the heart of its people comes the ... cry of the city.»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox
Director    :   Robert Siodmak
Producers    :   Darryl F. Zanuck, Sol C. Siegel
Writers    :   Ben Hecht, Richard Murphy, Henry Edward Helseth
RunTime    :   95 mins.

Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he walks a tightrope between sentiment and cynicism. When Martin fears Candella will implicate his girlfriend Teena, he'll do anything to protect her. How many others will he drag down to disaster with him?

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