Naked City: Season 2, Episode 1

A Death of Princes (12 Oct. 1960)

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Detective walks from icing surrendering shooter Gimpy, so his commander asks Adam to volunteer to spy him. Adam struggles with taking the assignment on gun-happy comrade Bane, whose jacket ... See full summary »

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Detective Bane
Paul Burke ...
Horace McMahon ...
Nancy Malone ...
Harry Bellaver ...
John Baragrey ...
Teddy Cochrane
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Tony Bacallas
Jan Miner ...
Lia Wallace
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Jacoby
Carla Hoffman ...
Sara
Anne Helm ...
Diane
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Laura
Godfrey Cambridge ...
George (as Godfrey M. Cambridge)
Susan Melvin ...
Nancy Bacallas
Tom Ahearne ...
Monty (as Tom Aherne)
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Detective walks from icing surrendering shooter Gimpy, so his commander asks Adam to volunteer to spy him. Adam struggles with taking the assignment on gun-happy comrade Bane, whose jacket includes 2 other recent kills, but many medals. Soon, the Shakespeare-quoting detective holds a clandestine meet with a playboy, a boxer, and a terrified woman: each fears Bane will reveal their separate crimes. Is Bane a rogue cop or is he pursuing bigger fish ? Written by David Stevens

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Outright Callousness
7 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode will be remembered for 3 things. Peter Falk's great uncredited cameo, Eli Wallach's great acting, and unfortunately for fans of Broadway, Nancy Malone's mispronunciation of Oscar Hammerstein's name. She fails not once, but twice. Because of circumstances, with all due respect to everyone involved in the egregious error, this can only be described as callousness.

The episode premiered October 1960, and Oscar passed in August 1960. In a tribute to Oscar, on the night of September 1st, 1960 the entire Times Square area was blacked out for 3 minutes. His name had to be in the news. We get a beautiful nighttime shot of the Lunt Fontanne Theatre toward the end, where the Sound of Music was playing at the time, universally recognized as one of Rogers and Hammerstein's greatest works. As a matter of fact, Ms. Malone character, Libby, is fictionalized as having a small part in this musical as a nun. What was she, Silliphant and Brahm thinking? Mr. Hammerstein was beloved worldwide, and still his. His work is legendary. There can be no excuses or equivocation. Even in a 1956 "What's my Line?" episode widely available, Mr. Hammerstein is a mystery guest, and his correct name pronunciation is widely discussed during the show. He made it clear it was not "steen" most of his life. This was not live TV, and someone should have caught this mistake. Wouldn't Libby, since she was so passionate about getting the small part, correctly pronounce the name of the person responsible for the play?


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