Naked City: Season 3, Episode 26

The Sweetly Smiling Face of Truth (25 Apr. 1962)

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A Broadway agent dies in an actress' apartment and the detectives must discern who among those present is telling the truth: the actress, the married actor with whom she is having an affair, or the actor's chauffeur.

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Paul Burke ...
Horace McMahon ...
Harry Bellaver ...
Nancy Malone ...
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Kitty Lamson
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Roy Pressfield
Shirl Conway ...
Emma Pressfield
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Cappy Fleers
Lonny Chapman ...
Asst. D.A. Chuck Smith
Jacob Kalich ...
Danny Froken
Robert Dryden ...
Ruth Volner ...
Rosa - Cook
Elizabeth Bader ...
Blondined Girl
Allan Frank ...
Kitty Lamson's Lawyer (as Allen Frank)
Mel Ruick ...
Pressfield's Lawyer (as Melville Ruick)
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A Broadway agent dies in an actress' apartment and the detectives must discern who among those present is telling the truth: the actress, the married actor with whom she is having an affair, or the actor's chauffeur.

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2 February 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When this episode begins, Kitty and Roy are behaving like they are stoned. Soon, Danny and his chauffeur arrive and see the two folks behaving like drunk 16 year-olds. Danny is disgusted and begins yelling at Kitty--who just laughs at him and taunts him. However, suddenly Danny has a heart attack and falls down the stairs...dead. While Kitty didn't push the man, the chauffeur calls the police to report that she did. This is because although she didn't physically push him, she pushed him emotionally until he had the heart attack. The medical examiner isn't able to determine which occurred first--the heart attack or his broken neck. And so, the police arrest Kitty for murder based on the chauffeur's statement.

This episode suffers for two huge reasons. First, Nina Foch's acting as Kitty is about as subtle as a nudist hanging out at a Baptist picnic! She bellows and overacts constantly. Second, there really isn't much plot here, so it's up to the actors (especially Lincoln Kilpatrick) to go off on long and tiresome monologues. All in all, not one of the finer moments for this series.


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