A masterpiece of law and disorder, Robert Siodmak's film noir classic depicts a timeless battle of good versus evil on the streets of New York. Childhood friends Martin Rome (Richard Conte), a charismatic and ruthless criminal, and Lieutenant Candella (Victor Mature), a dogged and tireless cop, go head-to-head as Rome attempts to forge an alibi through intimidation and menace. Seductively callous and threatening, Rome's travails reveal an underworld of corruption and criminality at the heart of the Big Apple. Candella's persistence and resourcefulness keeps his nemesis... looking over his shoulder as a tense game of cat and mouse plays out to an inevitably dramatic climax. Offering a vivid depiction of life in Little Italy, Siodmak's fast-paced crime thriller is beautifully shot and is a key work in the genre. Extras Original theatrical trailer Audio commentary with Adrian Martin Fully illustrated booklet Other extras TBC [show more]
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Classic film noir starring Victor Mature and Richard Conte. Cop killer Martin Rome (Conte) is recuperating in hospital after a shoot-out when he is approached by corrupt lawyer W.A. Niles (Berry Kroeger) and asked to confess to another crime to absolve Niles' client of any blame. The attorney claims that Rome and his wife Teena (Debra Paget) were involved in a jewel heist which left a woman dead, forcing police Lt. Candella (Mature) to investigate the allegations. But the lieutenant's task is complicated by his friendship with Rome's family, having grown up with the criminal who is now determined to prove his innocence.
Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play. A film by Robert Siodmak A masterpiece of law and disorder, Robert Siodmak's film noir classic depicts a timeless battle of good versus evil on the streets of New York. Charismatic criminal, Martin Rome (Richard Conte) is on the run from Lieutenant Candella (Victor Mature), a dogged cop and one-time friend. The two nemeses go head-to-head in a tense game of cat and mouse, leading to a dramatic showdown. Insolent, menacing yet darkly charming, Conte is magnificent, whilst Mature gives a career best performance as the unsettlingly obsessed detective. Cry of the City boasts a glorious gallery of shady figures, from a lawyer oozing corruption to a memorably sadistic masseuse, whilst the film's steely realism is enhanced by flourishes of noir stylisation, anticipating the films of Martin Scorsese. Special features Presented in High Definition Original theatrical trailer Audio commentary with Adrian Martin Adrian Wootton on Cry of the City (2016, 26 mins): a newly filmed appreciation by the critic and chief executive of Film London Illustrated booklet with full film credits and a new writing by Frank Krutnik