The Frightened City (1961)

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A small time thief is recruited by a mobster to help with the racketeering. He doesn't like the job, but with the mob on his back, a femme fatale in his bed and a sick friend to care for, he will have to keep all his wits about him.



  • Sean Connery and Herbert Lom in The Frightened City (1961)
  • Sean Connery in The Frightened City (1961)
  • Sean Connery in The Frightened City (1961)
  • Sean Connery in The Frightened City (1961)
  • Sean Connery and Alfred Marks in The Frightened City (1961)
  • The Frightened City (1961)

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27 May 2017 | Hotwok2013
| An Excellent British Film Noir.
"The Frightened City" paints an interesting picture of the London underworld circa 1960. Sean Connery gives a great performance as Paddy Damian a heavy who does some of the dirty work for a couple of shady crime bosses played by Alfred Marks & Herbert Lom. Lom, in particular, gives a superb performance as Waldo Zhernikov a very intelligent, suave, hard-headed businessman. John Gregson plays Detective Inspector Sayers trying his best to curb their dodgy dealings. For us lads, it has the ravishing-looking Yvonne Romain playing a dancer & singer in a nightclub owned by our crime bosses. I have read that it was his performance in this movie that led directly to Sean Connery being offered the role of James Bond the following year in the first Bond movie Dr No. A very good watch!.

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