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The Frightened City (1962)





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Sean Connery plays one of his early roughneck types in the British gangster picture Frightened City. The story takes place in a rundown section of London, where the citizens are held in the grip of extortionists. After several months of gang warfare, the six major "protection" rings agree to bury the hatchet and combine their efforts under the leadership of a mob boss (Herbert Lom). One of the gangsters opposes the mobster's rule, and is promptly rubbed out. Paddy Damion (Sean Connery), the dead man's best friend, swears revenge. After a bloody confrontation, Damion agrees to provide information to the police -- after plea-bargaining himself into a light sentence. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Herbert Lom
as Waldo Zhernikov
John Gregson
as Detective Inspector Sayers
Sean Connery
as Paddy Damion
Alfred Marks
as Harry Foulcher
David Davies
as Alf Peters
Frederick Piper
as Sgt. Ogle
Tom Bowman
as Tanky Thomas
Patrick Jordan
as Frankie Farmer
George Pastell
as Sanchetti
Patrick Holt
as Supt. Carter
Bruce Seton
as Asst. Commissioner
Joan Haythorne
as Miss Rush
Douglas Robinson
as Salty Brewer
Marianne Stone
as Barmaid (Riviera)
Neal Arden
as Headwaiter
J.G. Devlin
as Informer
John Witty
as TV Announcer
Martin Wyldeck
as Security Officer
John Baker
as Warder
Vanda Godsell
as Sophie Peters
Tony Hawes
as Lord Buncholme
Walter Brown
as Billy Agnew
Yvonne Buckingham
as Pretty Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Frightened City

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

It's richly enjoyable stuff and the early-60s London locations are a treat.

April 8, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An underappreciated gem of British crime cinema.

April 7, 2021 | Full Review…

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