Cry of the City
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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 boyhood friend. Conte breaks out of prison, counting on Mature to shelter him from punishment. Mature wavers in his loyalties, but is set back on track when his one-time chum commits more murders to smooth his escape path. Fred Clark and Shelley Winters co-star in Cry of the City, filmed in a stylishly grim manner by horror-film veteran Robert Siodmak and… 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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