The cases of the N.Y.P.D.'s 65th Precinct.
Reviews
Popularity
4,143 ( 114)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
1963   1962   1961   1960   1959   1958  
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Harry Bellaver ...  Det. Frank Arcaro / ... 135 episodes, 1958-1963
Horace McMahon ...  Lt. Mike Parker / ... 112 episodes, 1958-1963
Paul Burke ...  Det. Adam Flint 99 episodes, 1960-1963
Edit

Storyline

A crime drama that focused on the lives of the detectives of New York's 65th Precinct. The emphasis in the stories was mostly on real-life crime and the human element. Season one stars were Lt. Dan Muldoon and Det. Jim Halloran; seasons 2-4 stars were Det. Adam Flint and Lt. Mike Parker. Written by Mike Konczewski

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Because the show was filmed in black and white on-location in New York City, the police cars for the show were painted in false colors so that they would not be mistaken for real police cars. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[first season only]
Narrator: Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to see "The Naked City." I'm Bert Leonard, the producer. This story was not photographed in a studio. Quite the contrary. The actors played out their roles in the streets and the buildings of New York itself.
See more »

Crazy Credits

On some season 2 (1960-61) episodes, the main guest star was listed before the show's regulars in the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Route 66: Where Are the Sounds of Celli Brahms? (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Naked City Theme
(Season 4)
by Nelson Riddle
See more »

User Reviews

Question
10 August 2006 | by tegan-5See all my reviews

The IMDb lists Paul Frees as the narrator of "Naked City" - the series. But it was my understanding that actor Lawrence Dobkin was the voice behind "There are eight million stories in the Naked City...This has been one of them".

The discs of the show are excellent. You get the rare chance, not only to see some of the talent of yesterday like Roddy MacDowall, Carroll O'Connor, and Maureen Stapleton, but actors doing early roles, some only walk-ons, like Dustin Hoffman as a thief in BAREFOOT ON A BED OF COALS or Peter Falk in a tiny role as a gun man in DEATH OF PRINCES or Gene Hackman as a nervous reporter in PRIME OF LIFE.

The series seemed to be approached by it's writers as New York theater, people talking a bit more emotionally than you would see on LAW AND ORDER. Their characters were delved in, rather than simply being shelved as "good" or "evil" as they do on today's series.

There have been several discs on the show from Image Entertainment and I hope they continue to release them.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 34 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Naked City See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1958-1959) (39 episodes) | (1960-1963) (99 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed