Cry Tough Poster

Release Date: 1959

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary
Fresh out of jail, young Puerto Rican-American Miguel (John Saxon) returns to his family home in a poor section of Harlem, N.Y., with intentions of cleaning up his act and quitting his street gang. But his father (Joseph Calleia) considers him a hood, and Miguel, wanting to please his dad, hopes to come into enough money to move the family out of the slums. Miguel fights the temptation to turn back to crime, while also trying to win the heart of lovely illegal immigrant Sarita (Linda Cristal).

Cast: John Saxon, Linda Cristal, Joseph Calleia

Director: Paul Stanley

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Father, Love, Tense, Mother, Gritty, 1950s, Transformation, Melodramatic, Moving, Temptation