Naked City (1958–1963)
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Five Cranks for Winter... Ten Cranks for Spring 

Former contender Johnny Meigs, eking out a living after a brain injury, pleads to go back in the ring, to get money to send his unknowing wife Kathy to compete in a floral show in Baltimore... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Det. Adam Flint
... Lt. Michael 'Mike' Parker
... Det. Frank Arcaro
... Libby Kingston
... Kathy Meigs
... Johnny Meigs
... Doc Randall Benton
... Gus Slate
... Weller
Peter Gumeny ... Handler
Jimmy Little ... Sgt. Max Higgins
Sid Raymond ... Bartender
... Muzzo
Maxwell Glanville ... Lars
... Dr. Lee Harper
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Former contender Johnny Meigs, eking out a living after a brain injury, pleads to go back in the ring, to get money to send his unknowing wife Kathy to compete in a floral show in Baltimore. Crooked boxing manager Gus Slate lines up an elderly, alcoholic physician to give Meigs a passing physical. Written by David Stevens

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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24 October 1962 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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In the long shots of the opening fight scenes it is quite apparent that it is a stunt man in place of Robert Duvall. The stunt man has a full head of curly hair while Duvall has short cropped hair and is balding. See more »

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Remake of Season 1 Episode
23 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

I watch "Naked City" fairly regularly and I knew I had seen this story before.

In Season 1 (30 min.), episode 38 this was entitled "The Canvas Bullet" with Harry Guardino and Diane Ladd in the Robert Duvall/Shirley Knight roles in this version. They kept all the same first names but changed the last names. I know a lot of people like the half-hour version better and for this story I agree. Although the acting is very good, it does seem a bit padded to fill the sixty minute time slot.

I was too young to see this show the first time around and I've never been lucky enough see it in syndication. Now thanks to ME-TV and RTV I can get my daily fill! Stirling Silliphant is a remarkable writer and I've always been a fan of his other great 60's show "Route 66." Love the great NYC location photography and plethora of famous faces -- past and future -- "Naked City" is a great show.


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