Naked City (1958–1963)

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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... See full summary »

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4 | 3 | 2 | 1

Year:

1963 | 1962 | 1961 | 1960 | 1959 | 1958
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Harry Bellaver ...
 Det. Frank Arcaro / ... (136 episodes, 1958-1963)
Horace McMahon ...
 Lt. Michael '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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Action | Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

30 September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Naked City  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first network series to be filmed entirely in New York City. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

On some season 2 (1960-61) episodes, the main guest star was listed before the show's regulars in the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hi-de-Hi!: The Great Cat Robbery (1985) See more »

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Naked City Theme
(Season 4)
by Nelson Riddle
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Just absolutely one of the best
22 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wholeheartedly agree with everything said about the show.It was absolutely one of the best ever, cop or no cop TV show. Even the title of each show was original and brilliant IMO. The show stands out even more after being subjected to all the drivel shown nowadays.Even though color hadn't come full circle at that time, I think the b/w format just added to the whole personality of the show and characters. I've got to add to my collection.Stirling Shilliphant was one of the geniuses behind the show's success no doubt.Someone mentioned that Leonard was the narrator but I think Paul Brees narrated most of the shows.His voice-over was a perfect fit too. In fact I can't think of anything that wasn't "perfect". The casting was terrific, the story lines, the on- location shots of Gotham,the title of each show...I could go on and on. The regular detectives actually looked and acted like real detectives compared to what they show today. It may be partly nostalgia but watching the video reminded me of why I liked it so much even back then.


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