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Tony Rome (1967)

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Frank Sinatra brings a sneering Rat Pack ethos to his first hard-boiled detective role in Tony Rome. Tony is an ex-cop who lives on a houseboat off Miami, accepting fees for private-eye work. His former partner, Ralph Turpin (Robert J. Wilke), asks Tony for help in locating Diana Pines (Sue Lyon), the daughter of rich construction magnate Rudolph Kosterman (Simon Oakland). Tony finds her unconscious and drunk in a sleazy motel room and returns her to her home. Rudolph decides to hire Tony in order to find out why his daughter is behaving so erratically. In the meantime, Diana's stepmother, Rita (Gena Rowlands), also offers Tony money to inform her first about whatever Tony finds out. He discovers that Diana has lost an expensive diamond pin, but before he can act upon the information, he is beaten up by two goons and nearly killed by Diana's crazy step-uncle. Tony then finds out that Turpin has been murdered. With help from sultry and sexy divorcée Ann Archer (Jill St. John), Tony discovers that Diana has been funneling large sums of money to her alcoholic mother, Lorna (Jeanne Cooper), with Rita's priceless jewelry being replaced by fakes. A collection of disagreeable human sludge all take their turns trying to get Tony and the information that he holds -- including his old pal Lieutenant Santini (Richard Conte). After a murder attempt on Rudolph's life, Tony uncovers a series of vile connections involving blackmail, deceit, and betrayal. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

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Cast

Frank Sinatra
as Tony Rome
Jill St. John
as Ann Archer
Sue Lyon
as Diana Pines
Richard Conte
as Lt. Dave Santini
Gena Rowlands
as Rita Neilson Kosterman
Simon Oakland
as Rudolph Kosterman
Jeffrey Lynn
as Adam Boyd
Robert J. Wilke
as Ralph Turpin
Lloyd Bochner
as Vic Rood
Bob Wilke
as Ralph Turpin
Virginia Vincent
as Sally Bullock
Joan Shawlee
as Fat Candy
Richard Krisher
as Donald Pines
Lloyd Gough
as Jules Langley
Babe Hart
as Oscar
Templeton Fox
as Mrs. Schuyler
Deanna Lund
as Georgia McKay
Tiffany Bolling
as Photo Girl
Joe E. Ross
as Bartender
Jilly Rizzo
as Card Player
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Tony Rome features the sort of winding plotline and tough-guy characterizations familiar to fans of '40s film noir, those down-and-dirty classics that usually found someone like Humphrey Bogart smacking around someone like Elisha Cook Jr.

September 17, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Creative Loafing

The political resonance of Frank Sinatra's sleepwalking is unsubtly reactionary.

September 9, 2016 | Full Review…
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