Naked City: Season 2, Episode 13

A Hole in the City (1 Feb. 1961)

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Armored car robbers vanish across from Yankee Stadium, so Lt. Busti dragnets the neighborhood, house-to-house. Brutal gang mastermind Nunda has much more to worry about, because he's barged... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Paul Burke ...
Horace McMahon ...
Harry Bellaver ...
Lewis Nunda (as Robert S. Duvall)
Lou Antonio ...
Al Machias (as Louis Antonio)
Jamie Smith ...
Jay Plessus
Olga Bellin ...
Jeannie Clinton
Lt. Vince Busti
Harold Gary ...
Garage Owner
Edward J. Simon ...
Police Officer #1
Richard X. Slattery ...
Police Officer #2
Michael Kray ...
Police Officer #3
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judith Lowry ...
Old Woman


Armored car robbers vanish across from Yankee Stadium, so Lt. Busti dragnets the neighborhood, house-to-house. Brutal gang mastermind Nunda has much more to worry about, because he's barged into his aunt's flat, and she brings back all his hideous Bronx past which kept him away so long. Written by David Stevens

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Action | Crime | Drama




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1 February 1961 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Robert Duvall and Edward Asner both still have their hair, however it is noticeable that it is thinning. See more »


None But the Lonely Heart
("Nur ver die Sehnsucht kennt") (uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Sung by Sylvia Sidney's character at a piano, dubbed by unknown vocalist
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I was in the neighborhood and just wanted to come by and say hello
17 July 2012 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** After a bloody armored truck robbery where three innocent persons were gunned down by psycho hoodlum Lewis Nuda, Robert DuVall, and his two partners Al & Jay, Lou Antonio & Jamie Smith, the trio switch cars and after shooting a garage attendant make their way to the safety of Nuda's Aunt Florence's, Sylvia Sidney, dingy walk up apartment just across the street from Yankee Stadium to lay low until the heat's off. With the cops going house to house looking for the band of killers they make themselves at home at Florence's place with the head man Nuda's mind going back in time, some 25 years ago, when he took piano lessons from his Aunt Florence who treated him like her own son.

It's during that time, being on the lamb, that we the audience get an insight into Nuda's very disturbed mind that turned him to a life of crime and murder at a very young age. And it's when he's later confronted by Aunt Florence with the reality of what really happened to him way back then in the depression area Bronx that he suddenly flipped out. That to the point of turning on his fellow hoods, Al & Jay, to make up for all the killings of innocent people he's committed up until then! Which made the police's job who had Nuda together with Al & Jay trapped in Florence's apartment a lot easier!

A high strung Robert Duvall as hoodlum killer Lewis Nuda was well suited for the part in his over the top antics as a psycho killer and Sylvia Sidney was even better as his widowed Aunt Florence who kept the truth from him all these years about her cheap and petty husband who Nuda looked up to and tried to imitate! The fact that he was so cheap and petty that he ended up dropping dead on a Bronx street because his wife Florence asked him for a measly .15 for shopping money! That resulted In causing that penny pinching cheapskate to suffer a fatal heart attack! All this was was just too much for Nuda to take in finding out that his hero uncle was just as sick in the head as he turned out to be!

***SPOILERS*** Going completely mad Nuda with all his dreams suddenly shattered turned on his fellow hoods whom just hours before were involved with him in a triple murder! As well as having gunned down a number of innocent tenants hostages in the apartment building that they were hold up in. In a way it was about the only good thing that Nuda did in his entire life with the exception of him then going out in the open on the roof of the apartment building and making himself a perfect target for cop bullets that had no trouble in finding their mark!

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