Cinema: Dark Alley

THE FIRST DEADLY SIN

Directed by Brian Hutton

Screenplay by Mann Rubin

Frank Sinatra returns to the big screen after a decade's absence, but it is as if he had never been away. He spent the last years of the '60s making a trio of police dramas (Tony Rome, The Detective, Lady in Cement), and here he is, at 64, back in the N.Y.P.D. to solve one last crime before retirement. A whitecollar, black-leather maniac named Blank (David Dukes) is on the loose in Manhattan with an ice ax and too much spare time. Because...

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