Tuesday, February 16, 2010

365 Movies: Tony Rome Review

Tony Rome stars Frank Sinatra, Jill St.John, Richard Conte, Gena Rowlands, Simon Oakland, Sue Lyon, and Jeffrey Lynn in this 1967 film. The film is about PI Tony Rome, who is hired to take a drunken girl back to her home but ends getting more involved in the family's life than what was originally intended. He first tries to help the daughter find her missing pin, but once that occurs, he falls deeper and deeper into a chaotic mess. Not only is Tony dealing with the missing pin, but he has to solve a murder as well that relates to the family. Frank Sinatra embodies the character of Tony Rome and makes the film intriguing to watch. Jill St. John is a good vixen in the film and she's definitely one foxy looking lady! The overall story was well done and I enjoyed watching Jeffrey in this movie, even though his performance is short. Sue Lyon is very subtle and even though, she's a drunk in the movie, I thought she came off very innocent in her portrayal as Diana Pines, the daughter of the family, Rome is working with.

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C.K. Dexter Haven said...

I've seen this movie probably a hundred times, mainly because I love the private investigator/detective genres so much. Secondly, because it's fun to see Miami circa 1967 at the tail end of its glamour age. The pink sidewalks in front of the Fontainebleau Hotel are still around (you can see them as Frank drops Jill off in the beginning)

There's a sequel (sand Jeffrey Lynn) called Lady in Cement (1968).

Raquelle said...

Oh man! I need to see this movie. Thank you so much for reviewing it.

Sally said...

Great review! I will definitely have to add this to my must-see list!