Cry of the City (1948)

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Cry of the City (1948) Poster

Police Lieut. Candella, longtime friend of the Rome family, walks a tightrope in the case of cop-killer Martin Rome.



  • Victor Mature and Betty Garde in Cry of the City (1948)
  • Richard Conte and Debra Paget in Cry of the City (1948)
  • Shelley Winters and Richard Conte in Cry of the City (1948)
  • Victor Mature and Thomas Ingersoll in Cry of the City (1948)
  • Victor Mature and Shelley Winters in Cry of the City (1948)
  • Shelley Winters and Richard Conte in Cry of the City (1948)

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25 March 2007 | ccthemovieman-1
| Another Good 'Noir' Needing To Be Released
I think this is an underrated (and under-publicized) film that sports an interesting story. Yes, it's a typical one of its day in that it highlights two boyhood friends who wind up on the opposite side of the law ("Angels With Dirty Face," etc.) but it is well done.

Victor Mature "Lt. Candella") and Richard Conte ("Martin Rome") both do a very credible job as the good and bad guys, respectively.

Shelley Winters, Debra Paget and Hope Emerson all provide solid female acting support in this little-known film noir. Emerson ("Rose Given") might be the least known of the three, but not to me since I am a big fan of the Peter Gunn TV series of the late 1950s in which she played a key role.

With film noir making a comeback in recent years, I hope someone puts this movie out on DVD.

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