Cry Tough (film)

Cry Tough is a 1959 crime drama film directed by Paul Stanley written by Harry Kleiner, starring John Saxon and Linda Cristal.[1][2]

Cry Tough
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byPaul Stanley
Produced byHarry Kleiner
Written byHarry Kleiner
Based onthe novel Cry Tough
by Irving Shulman
StarringJohn Saxon
Linda Cristal
Music byLaurindo Almeida
CinematographyIrving Glassberg
Philip H. Lathrop
Edited byFrederic Knudtson
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • August 1959 (1959-08)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States

The screenplay of the film is based on the novel of the same name by Irving Shulman. However, in the transition from print to film the Jewish Brooklyn gang of the novel became a Puerto Rican gang in Spanish Harlem.[3]



Saxon made it as the first under a three picture deal he had with Hecth Hill Lancaster.[4] It was one of several juvenile delinquent-themed movies he made.[5]


  1. ^ Cry Tough at the American Film Institute Catalog
  2. ^ CRY TOUGH Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 26, Iss. 300, (Jan 1, 1959): 149.
  3. ^ "Cry Tough film article". at Retrieved 2014-08-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Elizabeth Taylor Gets Huge Film Bid Hopper, Hedda. Los Angeles Times 28 Aug 1958: B6.
  5. ^ Vagg, Stephen (July 29, 2020). "The Top Twelve Stages of Saxon". Filmink.

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