Naked City (1958–1963)
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Let Me Die Before I Wake 

A psychologically-troubled moving company owner (Jack Klugman) discovers some troubling truths about his family after a young girl is injured by a hit-and-run truck driver who was really targeting him.

Director:

Paul Nickell

Writer:

Abram S. Ginnes
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Paul Burke ... Det. Adam Flint
Horace McMahon ... Det Lt. Michael 'Mike' Parker
Harry Bellaver ... Det. Frank Arcaro
Jack Klugman ... Joe Calageras
Joanne Linville ... Rosie Calageras
Michael Constantine ... Vito Calageras
Paul Stevens ... Nick Carvine
James Farentino ... Ben Calageras
Dorothy Rice Dorothy Rice ... Jane
Sorrell Booke ... Detective
Arnold Soboloff Arnold Soboloff ... Mr. Attuzzi
Charles White ... Priest
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Angie
Sheila Copelan Sheila Copelan ... Carol Felster
Tresa Hughes ... Mrs. Mangione
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A psychologically-troubled moving company owner (Jack Klugman) discovers some troubling truths about his family after a young girl is injured by a hit-and-run truck driver who was really targeting him.

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hit and run | truck driver | See All (2) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A first for Jack Klugman
3 May 2009 | by Thebobo.See all my reviews

It isn't until 39 minutes into the teleplay that Jack Klugman screams. This has to be a first in the career of Mr. Klugman.

This is one of the finer episodes of Naked City that I have seen. Naked City is probably one the first film-noir TV shows and the episodes still stand up almost 50 years later. Yeah it has the polished good moral cops who have no flaws but it still brings many elements of noir to the small screen. Another interesting aspect is the violence in many of these episodes. While tame compared to todays standards there is lots of (bloodless) killings and other mayhem. In this episode a young girl is hit by speeding moving truck intended for Klugman. I am sure this didn't sit well with a lot of people back then.


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