The Hollywoodland Channel brings classic movie fans their favorite vintage films. It’s a great channel for those of us who love films in general, but also those who love film history.
One of the films airing today is 1961′s “The Frightened City,” starring Herbert Lom, John Gregson, Sean Connery, Alfred Marks and Yvonne Romain. Here’s more about the film:
“In London’s East End, a violent gang wrecks a small pub after the landlord refuses to pay his protection money. When Police Inspector Sayers arrives on the scene the landlord denies everything and puts the damage down to a few rowdy customers. Nightclub owner Harry Foulcher is one of the mobsters involved in the extortion racket and is making some good money, but when he contacts the shady accountant Waldo Zhernikov to help him launder the funds, the accountant sees potential to make a lot more money and works to co-ordinate the actions of the various gangs. They bring in Paddy Damion a common thief, but highly respected by the various elements of the underworld, to keep tabs on the men. When the police start to crack down on the illegal activities they find a brick wall against them.”
You can view this and other films in the embed below. You can also learn more about the channel at FilmOn.com. You can watch FilmOn for free in SD or go HD and get extra DVR recording space for a small monthly subscription.