In Tony Rome, Frank Sinatra takes on a private-eye role. The easy life on his Miami houseboat gets rocky when he agrees to escort home an erratic heiress (Sue Lyon). When the girl’s diamond pin goes missing, the trail leads to Sinatra. Jill St. John helps him unravel the girl’s underworld connections while dodging fists and bullets. Followed by Lady in Cement (1968).
Tony Rome was actually Sinatra’s first film in the detective genre but he clearly likes it as he went on to other hard-boiled stints, including as well as Lady in Cement, “The Detective” (1968) and “The First Deadly Sin” (1980).
Cast: Frank Sinatra, Jill St John, Sue Lyon, Gina Rowlands, Richard Conte, Jeffrey Lynn,
Director: Gordon Douglas
Producer: Aaron Rosenberg
Director of Photography: Joseph F. Biroc
Editor: Robert Simpson
Composer: Billy May
Screenwriter: Richard Breen
Art Directors: James Roth, Jack Martin Smith
USA / Twentieth Century Fox / 110 minutes / 1967