Naked City (1958–1963)
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An immigrant from Puerto Rico finds that things are not better and in many ways worse since moving to NYC. The inability to speak English has lead to confusion, not being able to find a job... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jaime deJesus
Victor Junquera ...
Francisco Patillas (as Victor Gabriel Junquera)
Zvee Scooler ...
Old Aaron
Coco Ramirez ...
Albert Henderson ...
Patrolman on Beat
Jerry Jarrett ...
Antonia Rey ...
Lawrence Fletcher ...
Comm. Red Belding
John S. Ragin ...
Mr. Warstein (as John Ragin)


An immigrant from Puerto Rico finds that things are not better and in many ways worse since moving to NYC. The inability to speak English has lead to confusion, not being able to find a job,contempt for being an alien and misunderstanding by the police. Betrayal by one of his own people only makes it even worse. Written by dubchi

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Crime | Drama | Thriller





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Release Date:

20 February 1963 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ahaaa Yiddish English it's all the same to you!
27 May 2013 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

****SPOILERS**** Tragic "Naked City" episode of an out of work and non English speaking Puerto Rican immigrant Jaime, Alejandro Rey, who desperately needs a job any job to support himself and his wife Isabel, CoCo Rameriz, who's about to give birth to the couples first child. Jaime is promised a job by a local neighbor hustler Patillas, Vigor Junqera, after he hands over $50.00 to him for him getting it for him. Not only doesn't Jamie get the job as a sweep-up man in the Manhattan Garment District but is shown to or thrown out the door by the factory manager Mr. Wastein, John J. Regin. To make things even worse Jaime also doesn't get back his hard earned $50.00 that he gave Patillas who guaranteed, not in writing of course, to give it back to Jamie if he doesn't get the sweep or clean-up job!

Angry depressed and almost suicidal Jamie is on his way back to his cold water walk-up apartment on the lower East Side of Manhattan and finds himself smack in the middle of a full scale riot against the NYPD over a shooting of an armed robber, who gunned down two women, at a local bodega. During all this violence Jamie unexpectedly finds both kindness and hope for the future from a number of elderly and blind residents headed by Old Aaron, Zvee Scooler, from the neighborhood Jewish Home for the Aged Blind & Infirmed. With one of the members of the congregation having just passed away those at the Jewish Home for the Aged needed a tenth man, it didn't matter if he was Jewish or not, for a minion to give the prayer for the deceased. And as things turned out Jaime, who had no idea what was going on, was the person, or 10th man, that was picked! With all this going on there's a been warrant issued out for Jamie's arrest in his threatening that two timing creep Patillas who screwed him out of his last $50.00 for a job that he didn't get him.

***SPOILERS*** Sad ending in that all the hope love and kindness, including $15.00 and a gold pocket watch, that Jamie found and got from the elderly people at the Jewish Home for the Aged was quickly canceled out, together with his life, in the violence he soon found on the outside. Caught in a downpour of bricks rocks cans and bottles Jamie's life came to an sad and tragic end on the mean and angry streets of New York. And the most tragic things about all that, besides losing his life, was that Jamie never got to know his new born son whom, by innocently getting himself involved in all this street violence, he never lived to see!

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