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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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Series cast summary:
 Det. Frank Arcaro / ... (136 episodes, 1958-1963)
 Lt. Mike Parker / ... (112 episodes, 1958-1963)
Paul Burke ...
 Det. Adam Flint / ... (99 episodes, 1960-1963)


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





Release Date:

30 September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Naked City  »

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Technical Specs


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

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


John McIntire ("Lt. Dan Muldoon") left the series midway through the first season because, reportedly, he was tired of the New York location filming grind and wanted to return to his home in California. An earlier trivia statement claimed that McIntire couldn't stand working with series star James Franciscus. However, McIntire worked with Franciscus on the TV movie pilot and one episode of Longstreet (1971). See more »


[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 »


Naked City Theme
(Season 4)
by Nelson Riddle
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8 March 2003 | by (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is the best of the realistic cop shows of the late 50's and 60's. Heart-wrenching episodes. Many of these episodes featured the debutes of bit actors who were later to become stars on TV and in the movies...you name 'em, they first appeared in Naked City. The two DVD's that are out (hopefully every one of the three years of the award-winning series will be released in the future) feature Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Sylvia Sidney, Walter Matthau, Eli Wallach, George Marahis and Lois Nettleton. Each of the one-hour episodes (four per DVD) are unforgettable. You'll also love the main characters, Paul Burke and Nancy Malone. If you think NYPD Blue and other dramas are good, you are in for a treat, as this series beats them all. Of course the main star is New York City in the late 1950's-early 60's. Gritty, smoggy, black and white, and absolutely gorgeous. Don't miss these DVD's if you believe in realistic drama and incredible performances by all the actors. (OK, and I don't even do PR for them...so trust me..this series is super!)

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