Naked City (1958–1963)
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Five Cranks for Winter... Ten Cranks for Spring 

Former contender Johnny Meigs, eking out a living after a brain injury, pleads to go back in the ring, to get money to send his unknowing wife Kathy to compete in a floral show in Baltimore... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Burke ...
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Nancy Malone ...
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Kathy Meigs
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Johnny Meigs
Ludwig Donath ...
Doc Randall Benton
Herschel Bernardi ...
Gus Slate
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Weller
Peter Gumeny ...
Handler
Jimmy Little ...
Desk Sergeant
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Bartender
Hy Anzell ...
Muzzo
Maxwell Glanville ...
Lars
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Dr. Lee Harper
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Former contender Johnny Meigs, eking out a living after a brain injury, pleads to go back in the ring, to get money to send his unknowing wife Kathy to compete in a floral show in Baltimore. Crooked boxing manager Gus Slate lines up an elderly, alcoholic physician to give Meigs a passing physical. Written by David Stevens

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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24 October 1962 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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In the long shots of the opening fight scenes it is quite apparent that it is a stunt man in place of Robert Duvall. The stunt man has a full head of curly hair while Duvall has short cropped hair and is balding. See more »

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Tale if a dopey boxer and a sleazy promoter
24 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Robert Duval stars as Johnny Meigs and Shirley Knight stars as his wife, Kathy. The show begins with Johnny getting the crap beaten out of him in the boxing ring. He's clearly outclassed and when he goes down, he stays down. In fact, he's on the edge of dying. So how did the police get involved? Well, Meigs was clearly in no shape to box. He'd been a professional boxer but four years earlier he took a bad blow--so bad he was told never to box again. So why did he box and who was responsible for putting him in the ring? The police would love to know.

The show is done through many flashbacks and is satisfying but not outstanding. The best thing about this one is the acting--with Knight doing a particularly outstanding job as the long-suffering but loving wife.

By the way, watch the scene where the baby is crying. If you look carefully, the kid clearly is NOT crying!


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