Cry of the City
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The opening scene of Robert Siodmak's grim film noir depicts police lieutenants Candella (Victor Mature) and Collins (Fred Clark) observing wounded cop killer Martin Rome (Richard Conte) receive last rites. Though Rome recovers, he still must elude Candella and Collins in his desperate attempt to escape his fate. Rome has two visitors in the hospital: his girlfriend, Teena (Debra Paget), who goes into hiding, and Niles (Berry Kroeger), a crooked lawyer. Niles tries to bribe Rome to take a jewel theft and homicide rap for a client of his since Rome is facing the electric chair anyway. When… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Riveting example of Siodmak's skill not only in transforming indifferent material, but in giving the feel of studio noir to location shooting."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ , Film4
"Cry of the City may be strident at times but its message, story and players are thoroughly effective."
‑ A.H. Weiler, New York Times
"Top notch film noir."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Splendid on-location photography by Sersen and top performances from Mature, Conte, and the wicked Emerson make this a film noir must."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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