City of Fear (film)

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City of Fear
City of Fear (film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Irving Lerner
Produced by Leon Chooluck
Written by Robert Dillon, Steven Ritch
Starring Vince Edwards
Lyle Talbot
John Archer
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Lucien Ballard
Edited by Robert Lawrence
Distributed by Columbia Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • February 1959 (1959-02)
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English

City of Fear (1959) is a black-and-white film noir directed by Irving Lerner.


An escaped convict, heading to Los Angeles, has gotten hold of a canister of Cobalt-60, a substance dangerous enough to kill everyone in the city. What he doesn't know is that exposure to the element is slowly killing him, as the authorities try to locate him and the canister.


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