Tony Rome is a 1967 detective film starring Frank Sinatra and directed by Gordon Douglas, adapted from Marvin H. Albert's novel Miami Mayhem. The story follows the adventures of Miami private investigator Tony Rome (Sinatra) in his quest to locate a missing diamond pin that belongs to a wealthy heiress.
A sequel, Lady In Cement, was made in 1968, again featuring Sinatra as Tony Rome, and co-starring Raquel Welch and Dan Blocker.
Both films are examples of a late-sixties neo-noir trend that revived and updated the hardboiled detective and police dramas of the 1940s. Sinatra had originally been considered for the lead role as the tough private eye in Harper (1966), but lost out to Paul Newman. Other films in this genre include Point Blank (1967), Bullitt (1968), Madigan (1968), Marlowe (1969), and The Detective (1968) starring Sinatra.
Tony Rome, The Detective, and Lady in Cement were all directed by Gordon Douglas. The three films were packaged together in a DVD box-set by 20th Century Fox in 2005. Douglas also directed Sinatra in Young at Heart (1954) and Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964).
Tony Rome, an ex-cop turned private investigator, lives on a powerboat in Miami. He is asked by his former partner, Ralph Turpin (Robert J. Wilke), to take home a young woman who had been left unconscious in a hotel room. The woman, Diana (née Kosterman) Pines (Sue Lyon), is the daughter of rich construction magnate Rudolph Kosterman (Simon Oakland), who subsequently hires Rome to find out why his daughter is acting so irrationally.
Diana, after regaining consciousness, discovers that a diamond brooch, which she had been wearing the night before, has gone missing. Diana and her stepmother (Gena Rowlands) also hire Rome, in this instance, to find the lost brooch. This, however, leads Rome into a maze of trouble, all the while being hired and counter-hired by Kosterman, his daughter, and his wife.
Critical reception 
Tony Rome was met with good reviews upon release, although not quite the best notice Sinatra had in his career. Nevertheless, it was thought by many that he eased well into the kind of role in which his late friend Humphrey Bogart specialized.
Roger Ebert gave the film 3 out of 4 stars.
Filming took place on location in Miami, Florida, with some scenes being shot during the day at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, where Sinatra was performing in the evenings.
It was partially filmed on the property that novelist Douglas Fairbairn, the author of A Squirrel of One's Own and A Squirrel Forever, was renting at the time.
Nancy Sinatra, daughter of Frank, sang the film's eponymous title track which then appeared on her album, Nancy Sinatra, The Hit Years (Rhino Records).
- ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p255
- ^ "All-Time B.O. Champs", Variety, 3 January 1968 p 25. Please note these figures refer to rentals accruing to the distributors.
- ^ "Tony Rome". Chicago Sun-Times.
- ^ Scott Allen Nollen (2003), The Cinema of Sinatra, Luminary Press, ISBN 1-887664-51-3
- ^ Fairbairn, Douglas (1973), A Squirrel Forever, Simon and Schuster, p. 83,109, ISBN 978-0-671-21587-3
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The beautiful daughter of a wealthy industrialist turns up drunk and unconscious in a hotel room. To avoid a scandal the hotel house detective hires his former partner, private detective Tony Rome, to sober her up and escort her home. The next day, the girl's diamond pin is mysteriously missing. Arriving back at his houseboat, Tony is greeted by a pair of thugs who knock him out and tear his boat apart, desperate to find the pin. Tony's problems are just b.
Lady In Cement (1968)
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Nancy Sinatra - Tony Rome - 1967
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" tony rome " - official film trailer - 1967.
promotional trailer 1967.
Tony Rome 1967
Format: TV Spot Released: November 1967 Director: Gordon Douglas Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation.
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Wed, 22 May 2013 18:58:45 -0700
One can say many things about the talents of Vaughn, and were Universal embarking on a bit of polyester parody—remaking, say, Tony Rome, among the least of the neo-noirs—Vaughn's gift for sending up low pop would be just so. But to aim low in this ...
Times of India
Lincoln Journal Star
Wed, 08 May 2013 13:02:35 -0700
Other film credits include 1968's "The Boston Strangler" with Tony Curtis and 1967's "Tony Rome" with Frank Sinatra. She had a parallel career in TV, with shows including "The Adventures of Kit Carson" in 1953 and "The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse" in 1954 and ...
Winnipeg Free Press
Wed, 08 May 2013 14:18:44 -0700
Other film credits include 1968's The Boston Strangler with Tony Curtis and 1967's Tony Rome with Frank Sinatra. She had a parallel career in TV, with shows including The Adventures of Kit Carson in 1953 and The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse in 1954 and ...
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La Nación Costa Rica
Thu, 09 May 2013 23:01:25 -0700
Otros de sus éxitos cinematográficos son The Boston Strangler (1968) con Tony Curtis, y Tony Rome con Frank Sinatra (1967). En su carrera en televisión participó en programas como The Adventures of Kit Carson (1953), The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1954) ...
Wed, 08 May 2013 16:03:47 -0700
California'da 1928'te dünyaya gelen Cooper, sinema kariyerine 1953 yılında "The Redhead from Wyoming" filmiyle başlamıştı. Cooper, 1967 yılında Frank Sinatra ile "Tony Rome" ve 1968'de Tony Curtis ile "The Boston Strangler" filmlerinde rol almıştı.
Wed, 08 May 2013 14:24:57 -0700
Jeanne Cooper était née en 1928 dans la ville californienne de Taft. Bien avant de rejoindre les Feux de l'amour, elle a joué dans des films au cinéma comme «l'Etrangleur de Boston» (1968) avec Tony Curtis, ou avant cela «Tony Rome» (1967) avec Franck ...
Wed, 08 May 2013 22:44:53 -0700
A apărut apoi în roluri mai mici în filmele ”The Man from the Alamo”, ”Over-Exposed”, ”5 Steps to Danger”, ”Rock All Night”, ”House of Women”, ”13 West Street”, ”The Intruder”, ”Black Zoo”, ”The Glory Guys”, ”Tony Rome”, ”The Boston Strangler” și ...
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简妮·库珀1928年出生于加利福尼亚，1953年凭借《The Redhead From Wyoming》首次登上大银幕，随后她还曾出演了《波士顿杀人王》（The Boston Strangler）和《托尼罗姆》（Tony Rome），1973年正式加盟日间肥皂剧《不安分的青春 ...
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