CRY TOUGH
1959, Park Circus/UA, 83 min, USA, Dir: Paul Stanley

This late entry in the noir cycle, based on Irving Shulman’s popular novel, grafts social realism onto its crime-thriller spine. It’s highlighted by a star-making performance from John Saxon as a Puerto Rican ex-con pulled every which way by familial pressures, a love affair (with beautiful co-star Linda Cristal) and the lure of his former gang. With Joseph Calleia, Harry Townes, Don Gordon and Perry Lopez. Not on DVD!


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