Lady in Cement (1968)

93 mins | Melodrama | 8 November 1968

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Producer:

Aaron Rosenberg

Cinematographer:

Joseph Biroc

Editor:

Robert Simpson

Production Designer:

LeRoy Deane

Production Company:

Arcola--Millfield Productions
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HISTORY

Filmed on location in Miami.
       Lady in Cement was the sequel to Tony Rome (1967, see entry). Both were based on Marvin H. Albert novels. A third film, based another Albert novel called My Kind of Game, was planned, according to the 5 Jun 1967 LAT, but apparently never ... More Less

Filmed on location in Miami.
       Lady in Cement was the sequel to Tony Rome (1967, see entry). Both were based on Marvin H. Albert novels. A third film, based another Albert novel called My Kind of Game, was planned, according to the 5 Jun 1967 LAT, but apparently never made. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
2 Jun 1967
p. 2.
Daily Variety
18 Dec 1967
p. 11.
Daily Variety
5 Jan 1968
p. 2.
Daily Variety
5 Feb 1968
p. 23.
Daily Variety
12 Feb 1968
p. 11.
Daily Variety
19 Feb 1968
p. 11.
Daily Variety
21 Feb 1968
p. 6.
Daily Variety
29 Feb 1968
p. 2.
Daily Variety
4 Mar 1968
p. 3.
Daily Variety
8 Mar 1968
p. 12.
Daily Variety
6 Nov 1968
p. 3.
Daily Variety
6 Nov 1968
p. 5.
Los Angeles Times
5 Jun 1967
Section D, p. 25.
Los Angeles Times
8 Nov 1968
Section F, p. 13.
New York Times
21 Nov 1968
p. 41.
Variety
24 May 1967
p. 4.
Variety
14 Jun 1967
p. 11.
Variety
28 Dec 1967
p. 52.
Variety
14 Feb 1968
p. 53, 56.
Variety
17 Jan 1968
p. 18.
Variety
24 Jan 1968
p. 23.
Variety
28 Feb 1968
p. 20.
Variety
6 Mar 1968
p. 1.
Variety
10 Apr 1968
p. 2, 78.
Variety
10 Apr 1968
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Underwater seq staged by
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
Orch
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec photog eff
Spec photog eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Mr. Sinatra's makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Lady in Cement by Anthony Rome (Marvin H. Albert) (New York, 1961).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Lady in Cement
Release Date:
8 November 1968
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles premiere: 6 November 1968
Los Angeles opening: 7 November 1968
New York opening: 20 November 1968
Production Date:
4 March--5 April 1968
Copyright Claimant:
Arcola--Millfield Productions
Copyright Date:
6 November 1968
Copyright Number:
LP36449
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
93
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

While diving for sunken treasure off the Miami coast, private investigator Tony Rome discovers the freshly-dumped nude corpse of a blonde whose feet have been encased in cement. He flees to his boat to avoid sharks, and by the time authorities arrive to retrieve the body, her face is gone, and Tony is the only one who knows what she looked like. Following an autopsy, which reveals that the woman was murdered with a knife, a huge ex-convict, Waldo Gronsky, hires Tony to find out if the blonde is his missing girl friend, go-go dancer Sandra Lomax. Sandra's roommate, Maria Baretto, informs Tony that Sandra was last seen at a party given by heiress Kit Forrest, but Kit, an alcoholic, claims that she was too drunk at the party to remember anything. Kit's neighbor, ex-Mafia chief Al Mungar, warns Tony to leave Kit alone. Soon afterwards, Maria is murdered, and two of Mungar's hoods make an attempt on Gronsky's life. Unperturbed, Tony continues with his sleuthing. A sketch drawn by artist Arnie Sherwin proves that the dead woman is indeed Sandra, and Tony eventually learns that Kit and Sandra clashed over Mungar's son, Paul. Maria's homosexual boss, Danny Yale, is also found murdered, and the evidence indicates that Tony is the killer. Escaping from his old friendly enemy, Police Lieutenant Santini, Tony takes refuge in Kit's home. When Kit confesses that she awoke after her party and found a paperknife in her hand and Sandra's dead body at her feet, Tony suspects that Kit may also be the victim of a frameup. After forcing Gronsky to admit that he and Paul were partners in stealing some of the senior ... +


While diving for sunken treasure off the Miami coast, private investigator Tony Rome discovers the freshly-dumped nude corpse of a blonde whose feet have been encased in cement. He flees to his boat to avoid sharks, and by the time authorities arrive to retrieve the body, her face is gone, and Tony is the only one who knows what she looked like. Following an autopsy, which reveals that the woman was murdered with a knife, a huge ex-convict, Waldo Gronsky, hires Tony to find out if the blonde is his missing girl friend, go-go dancer Sandra Lomax. Sandra's roommate, Maria Baretto, informs Tony that Sandra was last seen at a party given by heiress Kit Forrest, but Kit, an alcoholic, claims that she was too drunk at the party to remember anything. Kit's neighbor, ex-Mafia chief Al Mungar, warns Tony to leave Kit alone. Soon afterwards, Maria is murdered, and two of Mungar's hoods make an attempt on Gronsky's life. Unperturbed, Tony continues with his sleuthing. A sketch drawn by artist Arnie Sherwin proves that the dead woman is indeed Sandra, and Tony eventually learns that Kit and Sandra clashed over Mungar's son, Paul. Maria's homosexual boss, Danny Yale, is also found murdered, and the evidence indicates that Tony is the killer. Escaping from his old friendly enemy, Police Lieutenant Santini, Tony takes refuge in Kit's home. When Kit confesses that she awoke after her party and found a paperknife in her hand and Sandra's dead body at her feet, Tony suspects that Kit may also be the victim of a frameup. After forcing Gronsky to admit that he and Paul were partners in stealing some of the senior Mungar's robbery proceeds, Tony realizes that Paul killed Sandra to get the money Gronsky had given her. Knowing that Kit's life is now in danger, Tony and Gronsky race to the Mungar residence and save her from being knifed by Paul. With the case resolved, Tony calls in Lieutenant Santini and leaves with Kit to search for sunken treasure. +

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