Naked City (1958–1963)
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Button in the Haystack 

Ex-con panics when his own loan shark gets killed at his gas station. He tosses his own gun onto a passing truck, doubting the police will buy his story. Idealistic young Det. Adam Flint ... See full summary »

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Tay Garnett

Writer:

Howard Rodman
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Paul Burke ... Det. Adam Flint
Horace McMahon ... Lt. Mike Parker
Nancy Malone ... Libby Kingston
Harry Bellaver ... Det. Frank Arcaro
Albert Salmi ... Lennard Brewer
Peggy Ann Garner ... Edie Brewer
Joseph Bernard Joseph Bernard ... Assistant D.A. Colby
Doris Rich Doris Rich ... Mrs. Jassy
Christopher Barbieri Christopher Barbieri ... Stanley Livny
Muriel Franklin Muriel Franklin ... Dierdre Ross
Phoebe McKay Phoebe McKay ... Mrs. McDade
Robert Weil ... Nesvady (as Robert E. Weil)
Mitchell Ryan ... Overton (as Mitch Ryan)
Joe Warren Joe Warren ... Sean Ross (as Joseph Warren)
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Ex-con panics when his own loan shark gets killed at his gas station. He tosses his own gun onto a passing truck, doubting the police will buy his story. Idealistic young Det. Adam Flint believes he's chasing justice for a reformed businessman, but everyone one else in the bureau feels he's chasing a phantom. After all, how many thousands of trucks passed through the Naked City that day ? Written by David Stevens

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14
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Albert Salmi and Peggy Ann Garner who play married couple Len and Edie Brewer were actually married at the time. See more »

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Chance To See Peggy Ann Garner At 30
13 July 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I had to get the DVD with this episode after I heard that Peggy Ann Garner had a role in it. Garner was my favorite child actress, thanks to her incredible Oscar- winning performance in "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn." I have several of her films from that year, 1945, but had never seen her as an adult. Her career after her teenage years was very limited on screen and her talent wasted through either bad decisions of hers or stupid neglect of talent by movie producers.

Anyway, she's in this film with Albert Salmi, whom she was married to at the time, and was about 30 years old. Unfortunately her role was not big in here but at least I got to see what she looked like. The story really revolves around Salmi, a guy who thinks he's going to get charged with a crime he didn't commit and goes on the lam, so to speak. The "good guys" in here go to great lengths to find the real killer and get Albert off the hook.

The episode is fair: seen better, seen worse. However, for anyone who shares my interest in Peggy Ann, here's a chance to see her again.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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