The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Harry Bellaver ...  Det. Frank Arcaro / ... 136 episodes, 1958-1963
Horace McMahon ...  Lt. Mike Parker / ... 112 episodes, 1958-1963
Paul Burke ...  Det. Adam Flint 99 episodes, 1960-1963
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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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Naked City See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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.
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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 »

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Referenced in 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Somewhere in the Night
(Seasons 2 and 3)
by Billy May and Milton Raskin
Colgems-EMI Music, Incorporated (ASCAP)
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The DVD box sets are a Treasure!
18 March 2006 | by Jay09101951See all my reviews

I highly recommend the 3 DVD box sets that are now available . Each set has 12 episodes exactly how they were first seen on ABC-TV 45 years ago. The location shooting in and around the streets of New York give a great view of the city in the early 60's. They even have included some commercials as an extra added feature that you can watch after you see the 4 episodes on each disk. But the real treat is the stories, many featuring some of the best all-time character actors of TV and Movies. No high tech, no sex, no graphic violence , no dirty words. Just good old-time TV drama, that seems to forgotten in today's lousy free TV with all of those lame reality shows.

Most of the indoor scenes were filmed at old Biograph/Gold Medal Studio the Bronx. The 50's and 60's were a great time for young , talented actors living in New York. Many good TV shows and movies were filmed at the Biograph and Naked City is among the best.


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