The Frightened City (1961)
Thursday 8th April 2021
With a brand new restoration, The Frightened City, the 1961 British neo-noir gangster film, is an essential addition to the Vintage Classics Collection.
Starring Sean Connery as Paddy Damion, a thief who is recruited by a mobster (Alfred Marks) to oversee his money collection. Paddy is no thug but takes the job because his partner (Kenneth Griffith) has been injured in a robbery and he feels obligated to support him.
Marks is actually the puppet of criminal mastermind Zhernikov (Herbert Lom), who has the image of a respectable businessman, but is in fact manipulating the local mobsters for his own ends.
Also in the mix are the beautiful Anya (Yvonne Romain), wannabe singer and Zhernikov's mistress, to whom Paddy immediately takes a shine, and Sayers (John Gregson) the dedicated cop trying to crack open organised crime.
The Frightened City is released on DVD and Blu-ray 12th April 2021 from StudioCanal.
- Interview with journalist and film historian Matthew Sweet
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