Lady in Cement (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Lady in Cement (1968)




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Tony Rome (Frank Sinatra) is a Miami private detective who discovers a lady in cement while scuba diving. Rome is hired by Gronsky (Dan Blocker) to find out if the woman is his missing girlfriend. He interviews Kit Forrest (Raquel Welch), a boozy socialite who had seen the woman at a drunken party earlier. Tony is warned by Kit's neighbor Al Munger (Martin Gabel) to stay away from Kit. Tony discovers Al is a former rackets boss and suspects there is more to the story than Kit and Al are letting on. With the help of local Lieutenant Santini (Richard Conti), Tony contacts artist Arnie Sherwin (Richard Deacon), who helps identify the dead woman as Gronsky's girlfriend. The plot thickens when Gronsky admits that he and Al's son Paul (Steve Peck) were dipping into Al's fund of ill-gotten money. Tony eliminates Kit as a suspect as he tries to solve the crime in this murder mystery.


Frank Sinatra
as Tony Rome
Raquel Welch
as Kit Forrest
Dan Blocker
as Waldo Gronsky
Richard Conte
as Lt. Dave Santini
Martin Gabel
as Al Mungar
Lainie Kazan
as Maria Baretto
Pat Henry
as Rubin
Steven Peck
as Paul Mungar
Richard Deacon
as Arnie Sherwin
Frank Raiter
as Danny Yale
Peter Hock
as Frenchy
Christine Todd
as Sandra Lomax
Mac Robbins
as Sidney, the Organizer
Tommy Uhlar
as The Kid, Tighe Santini
Pauly Dash
as McComb
Joe E. Lewis
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Lady in Cement

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

The political resonance of Frank Sinatra's sleepwalking is unsubtly reactionary.

September 9, 2016 | Full Review…

To be honest, I can't remember 24 hours later exactly what the plot entailed.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

I do wish the scenarists had made a less tangled script and one less laden with Damon Runyon clichés.

August 19, 2021 | Full Review…

Lady in Cement just simply isn't a good film, ruined at nearly every instance by a jaunty score from Hugo Montengero which suggests the film is a humorous comedy instead of a murder mystery.

September 30, 2020 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Once again, the crimes and the answers aren't immersed in twists; the culprits are obvious once a few of the details are explained.

August 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

A mildly diverting watch; the most ingratiating turn comes from Dan Blocker (Hoss on TV's smash show Bonanza) in a rare big-screen appearance.

September 17, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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