Frightened City

Frightened City

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Director: John Lemont

Cast: Herbert Lom, John Gregson, Sean Connery

     
 

John Lemont directs Sean Connery in the British gangster film The Frightened City, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.77:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Supplemental materials include trailers, and a still photo gallery that includes images ofSee more details below

Overview

John Lemont directs Sean Connery in the British gangster film The Frightened City, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.77:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Supplemental materials include trailers, and a still photo gallery that includes images of the original poster. This is a fine release from Anchor Bay that should be of interest to genre enthusiasts and Connery fans.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Although modern viewers will be drawn to The Frightened City because of the appearance of a pre-Bond Sean Connery, they'll be surprised to find that the future superstar ends up playing second fiddle to Herbert Lom. (Some might even move Connery down to third chair, and give higher marks to Alfred Marks as well.) Not that Connery is not good or in any way disappointing; indeed, it's a treat to see Connery in a less-than-suave role at this point in his career, full of rugged good looks but rough around the edges and with a bit of menace to him. And there's still that glimmer of star quality, that charisma that would bloom the next year when he made the leap from struggling actor to cultural icon. But Lom, as the criminal mastermind, actually has the more imposing role, and he does a marvelous job of actorly manipulation, creating a powerful and captivating portrait with material that is really only standard issue stuff. Marks is also impressive as his oily second-in-command, the kind of snake that can't be trusted in the least. The film itself is only of moderate interest, a gangster thriller that's engaging but not special; but the cast makes it worth watching.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/03/2002
UPC:
0013131219999
Original Release:
1961
Rating:
NR
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:38:00

Special Features

Thearical trailer; Poster gallery and still gallery; Languages: english, french

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Herbert Lom Waldo Zhernikov
John Gregson Detective Inspector Sayers
Sean Connery Paddy Damion
Alfred Marks Harry Foulcher
Yvonne Romain Anya
Kenneth Griffith Wally
Olive McFarland Sadie
David Davies Alf Peters
Frederick Piper Sgt. Ogle
Robert Cawdron Hood
Tom Bowman Tanky Thomas
Patrick Jordan Frankie Farmer
George Pastell Sanchetti
Patrick Holt Supt. Carter
Bruce Seton Asst. Commissioner
Robert Percival Wingrove
Joan Haythorne Miss Rush
Arnold Diamond Moffat
Jack Stewart Tyson
Douglas Robinson Salty Brewer
Marianne Stone Barmaid (Riviera)
Neal Arden Headwaiter
Norrie Paramor Pianist
J.G. Devlin Informer
John Witty TV Announcer
John Stone Hood
Martin Wyldeck Security Officer
John Baker Warder
Vanda Godsell Sophie Peters
Yvonne Ball Myrna
Stuart Saunders Publican
Tony Hawes Lord Buncholme
Walter Brown Billy Agnew
Yvonne Buckingham Pretty Girl
Kenneth J. Warren Title Thug

Technical Credits
John Lemont Director,Producer
Bunny Lewis Songwriter
Maurice Carter Art Director
Desmond Dickinson Cinematographer
Bernard Gribble Editor
Laura Nightingale Costumes/Costume Designer
Norrie Paramor Score Composer
Leigh Vance Producer,Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start/Main Titles [2:17]
2. Crooks and Cops [3:34]
3. Mr. Zhernikov [3:40]
4. The Smell of Money [6:01]
5. A Good Officer [4:09]
6. The Meeting [4:24]
7. Paddy Damion [5:41]
8. The Squeeze [4:23]
9. A Very Talented Girl [1:32]
10. Police Investigation [3:03]
11. Dancing With Danger [5:32]
12. Making Them Sweat [7:16]
13. Accidents & Delays [4:49]
14. A Right Bastard [3:40]
15. Gang War [9:09]
16. The Hit [2:49]
17. Crackdown [3:03]
18. Betrayal [1:44]
19. The Hard Way [4:35]
20. Caged Animal [2:42]
21. Desperate [2:20]
22. Settling a Debt [4:54]
23. Cornered Rats [5:28]
24. End Credits [:42]

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