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9 September 1959 (USA) See more »
Unbelievably-Fantiscally TRUE! The brutal facts behind the expose of the so-called PUBLIC RELATIONS racket!
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  (in credits order)
Jeanne Rainer ... Gay Andrews

Ronald Long ... Wayne Jackson
Art Koulias ... Mark Gallo (as Arthur Koulias)
Frances Hammond ... Apartment Manager
Eileen Letchworth ... Cynthia
Harry Stanton ... Agency Executive
Kent Montroy ... Justice of the Peace (as Ken Montroy)
Ed Jordon ... Highway Patrolman
Paul Judson ... Bob Walker

Directed by
William Martin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Martin 

Produced by
William Martin .... producer
Hyman Simon .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Charles Downs (director of photography) (as Charles W. Downs Sr.)
Film Editing by
Pat DeRosa  (as Pat De Rosa)
Art Direction by
Alfred H. Lessner  (as Alford H. Lessner)
Makeup Department
Nick Crimi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Hy Cohen .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Wyler .... assistant director
Art Department
Walter Pluff Jr. .... property master
Sound Department
Robert E. Lessner .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Gavin Jr. .... chief set electrician
John Haupt Jr. .... head grip
Other crew
Jack Abugow .... assistant to the producer
Mitchell L. Bacow .... technical consultant
Eva Blair .... script clerk (as Eva B. Blair)
Robert Shawn .... production comptroller
Jack Zide .... production associate

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Also Known As:
"The Naked Set" - USA (promotional title)
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74 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Ronald Long's movie debut.See more »


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Where Does Mike Vraney Keep Digging Up This Stuff?, 12 March 2013
Author: reluctantpopstar from North Hollyweird

Just when you think every obscure low budget potboiler has been exhumed, here comes The Naked Road, more of a film noir than the usual softcore stuff that Something Weird Video seems to put out. No nudity, in fact even though this is roughie-type material, it's handled in a PG-rated manner. No nudity or even mild swearing. Could have almost been broadcast on television, even at that time.

I was reminded of nothing less than Ed Wood's The Sinister Urge. The quality of the sets was about the same (bare bones), the acting was actually a little bit better (heavy Ronald Long was a recognizable character actor throughout the next 15 years on a bevy of network TV shows), but the directing was just about as competent as Wood (static long shots, actors poorly used, except for Long, who probably did it all himself) but without EDW's lovable quirks or infectious enthusiasm for whatever overblown piece of underfunded crap he was pushing as the next Citizen Kane.

I'm sure whatever grindhouse or drive-in theater patrons that happened to accidentally watch this back in the day (probably last on the bill at 3:00 in the morning) were not overly impressed. A few chuckles here and there, but not worth seeking out.

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