Rent Cry of the City (1948)

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Rent Cry of the City (aka The Law and Martin Rome / The Chair for Martin Rome) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Martin Rome drives the law crazy - he is a beautiful loser, defying death, the great charismatic anti-hero of Siodmak's masterpiece of law and disorder. Adapted from a novel by Henry Edward Helseth, 'Cry of the City' tells the tale of a charismatic New York criminal and his nemesis, the dogged cop and one-time friend who chases him down with a neurotic possessiveness as though in pursuit of his own evil twin. Richard Conte's dazzling performance as Rome conveys a seductive ruthlessness opposite the brawny Victor Mature - a Fox favourite following his powerful performance in Kiss of Death - as Lieutenant Candella, the 'good guy' in the film's running battle between good and evil.
They are supported by a brilliant cast including Debra Paget, Shelley Winters, and the mesmerising, scene-stealing Hope Emerson in her most original and remarkable role as a thieving murderess. 'Cry of the City' is a dark crime melodrama, filmed on location in New York in Voluptuous black and white by a director whose name is synonymous with the era of classic film noir.
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Directors:
Producers:
Sol C. Siegel
Writers:
Richard Murphy, Henry Edward Helseth, Ben Hecht
Aka:
The Law and Martin Rome / The Chair for Martin Rome
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/10/2007
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/08/2016
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio Commentary by Adrian Martin Adrian Wootton on 'Cry of the City' (2016, 26mins): a newly filmed appreciation by the critic and chief executive of Film London

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