The Frightened City


1h 37m 1962

Brief Synopsis

A British crime boss unites all the rivals to form one big operation, but eventually one of the partners breaks off and a war ensues.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 1962
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Zodiac Productions
Distribution Company
Allied Artists
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Waldo Zhernikov, an unscrupulous accountant, decides to amalgamate the six gangs operating separately in the London protection rackets. He hires Harry Foulcher, one of the gang leaders, to organize the operation and then employs Paddy Damion to collect the payoffs. Damion is a handsome gangster involved with the two female singers at Foulcher's nightclub. When Waldo becomes greedy for bigger stakes, another of the gang leaders, Alf Peters, takes his mob out of the organization. Infuriated, Waldo has Foulcher kill Peters. This act enrages Paddy, who was a friend of Peters', and he, in turn, murders Foulcher. Detective Inspector Sayers, who has been trying to break up the organization, arrives following the murder of Foulcher. Paddy agrees to testify against Waldo and thereby brings about the downfall of the crime syndicate.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 1962
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Zodiac Productions
Distribution Company
Allied Artists
Country
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in London in September 1961.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1961

Released in United States 1961