The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.
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Series cast summary:


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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Crime | Drama | Thriller





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 (Lieutenant Dan Muldoon) left the series midway through the first season because, reportedly, he was tired of the New York City location filming grind, and wanted to return to his house in California. An earlier trivia statement claimed that McIntire couldn't stand working with James Franciscus. However, McIntire worked with Franciscus on the television 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 »


Referenced in Occasional Wife: Pilot (1966) See more »


Somewhere in the Night
(Seasons 2 and 3)
by Billy May and Milton Raskin
Colgems-EMI Music, Incorporated (ASCAP)
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10 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

The IMDb lists Paul Frees as the narrator of "Naked City" - the series. But it was my understanding that actor Lawrence Dobkin was the voice behind "There are eight million stories in the Naked City...This has been one of them".

The discs of the show are excellent. You get the rare chance, not only to see some of the talent of yesterday like Roddy MacDowall, Carroll O'Connor, and Maureen Stapleton, but actors doing early roles, some only walk-ons, like Dustin Hoffman as a thief in BAREFOOT ON A BED OF COALS or Peter Falk in a tiny role as a gun man in DEATH OF PRINCES or Gene Hackman as a nervous reporter in PRIME OF LIFE.

The series seemed to be approached by it's writers as New York theater, people talking a bit more emotionally than you would see on LAW AND ORDER. Their characters were delved in, rather than simply being shelved as "good" or "evil" as they do on today's series.

There have been several discs on the show from Image Entertainment and I hope they continue to release them.

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