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||IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 from 1,184 votes
||Release: 29 September 1948 (USA) /
||Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
||Director: Robert Siodmak,
||Stars: Berry Kroeger, Betty Garde, Dan Sheridan, Debra Paget, Fred Clark, Hope Emerson, Martin Begley, Richard Conte, Roland Winters, Shelley Winters, Tommy Cook, Victor Mature, Walter Baldwin
||Synopsis: Petty crook and cop-killer Martin Rome, in bad shape from wounds in the hospital prison ward, still refuses to help slimy lawyer Niles clear his client by confessing to another crime. Police Lt. Candella must check Niles' allegation; a friend of the Rome family, he walks a tightrope between sentiment and cynicism. When Martin fears Candella will implicate his girlfriend Teena, he'll do anything to protect her. How many others will he drag down to disaster with him? Written by Rod Crawford <[email protected]>
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It is not surprising that so much has been written about the sub genre
of the "film noir". The execution of a noir film required a tremendous
artistry and expertise in all aspects of cinema. The classic noir films
are truly works of art; cinema at its best, not relying on star power
or big budgets, but rather a mastery of the very rudiments of making
What Ford was to the western, Hitchcock to suspense, Sirk to melodrama,
so was Robert Siodmak to the noir. While "Cry of the City" is often
left out of discussions of the genre, it is, in many ways a near
perfect example of the genre.
By 1948 the noir was beginning to hit its stride. Siodmak came to this
project with much valuable experience. His execution of this not
especially remarkable story has a fluidity and assurance of style that
one can only marvel at.
Despite the well worn cop vs. gangster tale, there is a potent
psychological complexity at the core of "Cry of the City". Richard
Conte's Martin Rome, is charismatic and charming. Not only does he work
his magic on unsuspecting females, we the audience are firmly on his
side at the start of the movie. As the plot unfolds his ruthless,
selfish and manipulative motives become apparent. Yet it will take some
time before we are completely convinced. It's a masterly stroke of
screen writing. It will take Victor Mature's impassioned indictment to
completely convince us.
Victor Mature is surprisingly competent in the lead in what must be
surely one of his best roles. Richard Conte is simply superb in a
complex and tricky role. His method is one of economy and subtlety and
a lesson to screen actors. Despite a host of fine performances, Conte
seems to not have garnered the respect he deserved.
A classic of its kind.
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, Betty Garde
, Dan Sheridan
, Debra Paget
, Fred Clark
, Hope Emerson
, Martin Begley
, Richard Conte
, Roland Winters
, Shelley Winters
, Tommy Cook
, Victor Mature
, Walter Baldwin
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