The Naked City (1948) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Amid a semi-documentary portrait of New York and its people, Jean Dexter, an attractive blonde model, is murdered in her apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran investigate. Suspicion falls on various shifty characters who all prove to have some connection with a string of apartment burglaries. Then a burglar is found dead who once had an elusive partner named Willie. The climax is a very rapid manhunt sequence. Filmed entirely on location in New York City.

    - Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>
  • The New York City Police investigate a woman's murder, but this is far from a routine detective story. It was filmed on the streets of New York City with the actors playing their roles along with the people and the locations of the Big Apple.

    - Written by <jbsports@li.net>
  • In New York, the model Jean Dexter is found dead in the bathtub of her apartment apparently after committing suicide. However, the coroner realizes that she was actually murdered with a simulation of suicide, and the experienced Homicide Lieutenant Detective Dan Muldoon initiates his investigations with Detective Jimmy Halloran and his team, and the prime suspect becomes Jean's friend Frank Niles, who he an alibi but tells many lies in his statement.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • In New York City, the police investigate the murder of an attractive young woman, Jean Dexter. Led by Det. Lt. Dan Muldoon and Det. Jimmy Halloran, they suspect a suicide but the coroner confirms that it's murder. Their initial suspect is her boyfriend, Frank Niles. He's less than honest with them on a number of things but has an alibi. The police slowly gather evidence and bit by bit, start to paint a picture of what happened. The solution to the crime centers on identifying jewel thieves who have been robbing the rich.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • New York City film noir about two detectives investigating the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder.

    - Written by Jonathan Hayward


The film begins with a wide shot of New York City as the voice of Producer Mark Hellinger introduces the story about to be told as different from any other...

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