Cry of the City (1948)

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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Henry Edward Helseth , Richard Murphy
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Century Fox


as Lt. Candella

as Martin Rome

as Lt. Collins

as Brenda Martingale

as Mrs. Pruett

as Teena Riconti

as W.A. Niles

as Tony Rome

as Rose Given

as Ledbetter

as Miss Boone

as Papa Roma

as Mama Roma

as Rosa's Daughter

as Mrs. Fruett's Mother

as Nurse

as Bartender

as Dr Niklas

as Policeman

as Elevator operator

as Doctor

as Mounted policeman
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Critic Reviews for Cry of the City

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Film noir doesn't get much murkier than Robert Siodmak's 1948 New York-set immigrant story.

Full Review… | April 13, 2015
Time Out
Top Critic

It's an exciting motion picture, credibly put together to wring out every bit of strong action and tension inherent in such a plot.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 10, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 10, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

The beauty of Siodmak's film is how it objectively observes how a man acts with the spectre of death on his shoulder.

Full Review… | April 23, 2015
Little White Lies

In luscious blacks and whites, this film noir thriller takes place in Little Italy, New York, and is a precursor to the cinema of Scorsese, with a touch of Hitchcock in its affectionate embrace of man's dark side.

Full Review… | April 16, 2015
Times [UK]

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