Cry of the City
Cry of the City (1948)

Cry of the City is a vintage 20th Century-Fox crime melodrama with a powerhouse "film noir" cast. Victor Mature is a New York police detective reluctantly tracking down a cop killer (Richard Conte) who happens to be Mature's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1948
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Time Out

Riveting example of Siodmak's skill not only in transforming indifferent material, but in giving the feel of studio noir to location shooting.

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The supporting cast is mainly wasted, with interesting characters quickly sidelined in favour of an impossibly complicated story, while a plot strand involving stolen diamonds just doesn't work.

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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

Cry of the City may be strident at times but its message, story and players are thoroughly effective.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Top notch film noir.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Splendid on-location photography by Sersen and top performances from Mature, Conte, and the wicked Emerson make this a film noir must.

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