Naked City: Season 2, Episode 18

The Deadly Guinea Pig (8 Mar. 1961)

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An investigation into the shooting deaths of an NYPD uniformed patrolman and a citizen leads to a tangled web of ex-Nazi's and concentration camp survivors. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Burke ...
Nancy Malone ...
Lulu Kronen
Eugenie Leontovich ...
Mama Kelle
Prof. Johann von Bunow
Dr. Paul Multer
Peter Turgeon ...
Bob Tower
Richard Kronold ...
Robert Dryden ...
Benedict Herrman ...
Holbey (as Brad Herrmann)
Tommy Halloran ...
Robert Elross ...
Morgue Doctor


An investigation into the shooting deaths of an NYPD uniformed patrolman and a citizen leads to a tangled web of ex-Nazi's and concentration camp survivors. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse between the two groups is slowly uncovered by Lt. Parker, Sgt. Arcaro and Det. Flint as the body count climbs. Written by dubchi

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Action | Crime | Drama




Release Date:

8 March 1961 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A painting in the Kronen apartment is reused from previous programme "Landscape With Dead Figures"(season 2, show 12, 18 January 1961) where it's supposed to be a portrait of actor Myron McCormick. See more »

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Mama Keller's Ratskeller
8 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Det. Adam Flint, Paul Burke. suffering from near fatal pneumonia jumped out of his sickbed and into the cold cold winter day to solve this murder of just released from Nuremberg prison Hinrich Bauer who was gunned down in the street by a phony policeman who, as it turned out to be a woman, gunned him down in return. The briefcase that Bauer was carrying was then picked up by another cop, with a noticeable limp, who then checked out by car with it.

As Let. Flint soon discovered is that there was a Nazi connection to all this with everyone involved being either a former or on the run Nazi or concentration camp survivor! It turned out that Bauer had $500,000.00 squirreled away in a York City bank since before the end of WWII and was about to split the cash with his two fellow Nazis who worked together with him at the notorious Dachau concentration camp: Concert musician or band leader Johann Von Bunow, George Voskovec, and on the lamb in far off Mexico City concentration camp doctor Paul Multer, Barry Morse. This hit or hit-job was orchestrated by the grandmotherly looking Mama Keller, Eugunie Leontovich, a holocaust survivor herself who runs the German restaurant Mama Keller's Ratskeller in the Yorkville section of Manhattan. It took a while for the NYPD to unraveled all these confusing facts but by the time they got their Mojo going some half dozen persons ended up dead in the process. All more or less, the Nazis that is, deserving their fate especially the sadistic Von Bunow who ended up being drowned in a wine barrel at Mama Keller's Ratskeller's wine cellar.

***SPOILERS*** It was in the end when Dr. Multer not realizing what Mana's got in store for him showed up at a party thrown by Mama Keller's jet setting fashion model daughter Lulu Kronen, Viveca Lindfors, at her penthoused apartment that the trap for him, By Mama & Lulu, was sprung on him with her poisoned nail she used to read his palm. That as well as him springing or activating his hidden SS belt-gun that finished off a surprised, in not expecting it, Lulu. Were soon told by Mama the whole story behind this plan to us in the audience and the startled police Det. Flint and his boss Let. Mike Parker, Horace McMahon, who showed up , uninvited, at the party a bit too late to stop the carnage. It was the experiments that Dr.Multer preformed on Lulu as well as many other of his victims at Dachau with the help of his fellow Nazi cohorts Von Bunow & Bauer that got them what they so rightfully deserved! And a note to all this confusion the police as far as I could see didn't bother to arrest Mama Keller, for being the mastermind behind a triple murder, in knowing that she did the right thing as this very complex "Naked City" episode finally ended!

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