The Frightened City

UK PG Certificate
In cinemas
August 18, 1961
Buy it from
April 12, 2021
1 Hour 37 Minutes
moderate violence, brief bloody images, language, sex references, threat

Harry Foulcher is a night club impresario and one of many small-time mobsters running protection rackets across London’s West End. Ruthless businessman Waldo Zhernikov spies a lucrative opportunity and instructs Foulcher to get the biggest gang leaders to join forces but under his control. Paddy Damion, a ‘climber’ by trade, is recruited as the tough but intelligent front man. He is reluctant at first but agrees so he can support his partner who was injured on a job. He becomes a regular at Foulcher’s club where he meets and seduces Anya, Zhornikov’s mistress, much to his girlfriend Sadie’s (Olive McFarland) distress and Wally’s disgust.

Meanwhile Zhornikov wants to raise the game but not all of the gang bosses agree to go along. The increased violence is alarming the press and public and with the determined and unorthodox Detective Inspector Sayers on the case things begin to look shaky for his burgeoning criminal empire.

Last updated
March 9, 2021

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