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:
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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Runtime:

(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 »

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 »

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Referenced in Concerto Macabre: The Films of John Brahm (2007) See more »

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Naked City Theme
(Season 4)
by Nelson Riddle
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The DVD box sets are a Treasure!
18 March 2006 | by (Brewster, ny ,usa) – See all my reviews

I highly recommend the 3 DVD box sets that are now available . Each set has 12 episodes exactly how they were first seen on ABC-TV 45 years ago. The location shooting in and around the streets of New York give a great view of the city in the early 60's. They even have included some commercials as an extra added feature that you can watch after you see the 4 episodes on each disk. But the real treat is the stories, many featuring some of the best all-time character actors of TV and Movies. No high tech, no sex, no graphic violence , no dirty words. Just good old-time TV drama, that seems to forgotten in today's lousy free TV with all of those lame reality shows.

Most of the indoor scenes were filmed at old Biograph/Gold Medal Studio the Bronx. The 50's and 60's were a great time for young , talented actors living in New York. Many good TV shows and movies were filmed at the Biograph and Naked City is among the best.


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