Naked City (1958–1963)

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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »
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Harry Bellaver ...
 Det. Frank Arcaro / ... (136 episodes, 1958-1963)
Horace McMahon ...
 Lt. Mike Parker / ... (112 episodes, 1958-1963)
Paul Burke ...
 Det. Adam Flint / ... (99 episodes, 1960-1963)
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A crime drama that focused on the lives of the detectives of New York's 65th Precinct. The emphasis in the stories was mostly on real-life crime and the human element. Season one stars were Lt. Dan Muldoon and Det. Jim Halloran; seasons 2-4 stars were Det. Adam Flint and Lt. Mike Parker. Written by Mike Konczewski

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30 September 1958 (USA)  »

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The Naked City  »

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(1958-1959) (39 episodes) | (1960-1963) (99 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Because the show was filmed in black and white on location in New York City, the police cars for the show were painted in false colors so that they would not be mistaken for real police cars. See more »

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[first lines]
[first season only]
Narrator: Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to see "The Naked City." I'm Bert Leonard, the producer. This story was not photographed in a studio. Quite the contrary. The actors played out their roles in the streets and the buildings of New York itself.
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On some season 2 (1960-61) episodes, the main guest star was listed before the show's regulars in the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in That '70s Show: The Keg (1998) See more »

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This is the Naked City
(Season 1)
by George Duning and Ned Washington
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Finely wrought time capsules of a bygone New York
8 October 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Few TV shows in history sustained such a high level of acting, production and writing. Naked City was a showcase for up-and-coming stage actors, such as Robert Duvall, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Ed Asner--the list goes on and on. But leads--Burke, McMahon and Bellaver--were superb. Some episodes were nothing short of breathtaking. A good example is "Hold for Gloria Christmas," starring Burgess Meredith as a Greenwich Village poet. It was filmed entirely in the Village, and the cast included Herschel Bernardi, Eileen Heckhart and--a real treat for theater buffs--a rare appearance by the famed acting teacher and Group theater veteran Sanford Meisner. The best episodes were like that--character studies, filmed in the early Sixties, finely wrought time capsules of a New York that no longer exists.


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