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The Naked City
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7.7 IMDB rating

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Barry Fitzgerald

Barry Fitzgerald

Det. Lt. Dan Muldoon
Howard Duff

Howard Duff

Frank Niles
Dorothy Hart

Dorothy Hart

Ruth Morrison
Don Taylor

Don Taylor

Jimmy Halloran
Frank Conroy

Frank Conroy

Captain Donahue
House Jameson

House Jameson

Dr. Stoneman
Anne Sargent

Anne Sargent

Mrs. Halloran


Written by
Albert Maltz

Albert Maltz

(screenplay)
Malvin Wald

Malvin Wald

(screenplay)


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The Naked City

5 months, 1 week ago at Mar 27 2:23
The Naked City is frequently heralded as a great film noir, but I frankly just don’t see it. It lacks much of moral quagmire that noir traffics in. Here the good guys (the cops) are straight-laced and completely heroic, while are bad guys have no ambiguity or nuance present in them. Film noir was a black and white populated by tortured souls who were effectively various shades of grey. Naked Cit... read more
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Description: Amid a semi-documentary portrait of New York and its people, Jean Dexter, an attractive blonde model, is murdered in her apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran investigate. Suspicion falls on various shifty characters who all prove to have some connection with a string of apartment burglaries. Then a burglar is ... (more)
Release date: 4 March 1948
UPC: 014381574623
Film Noir (7), Crime (7), 1948 (5), Mystery (4), Drama (4), 1940s (3), Investigation (2), Murder (2), Classic (2), New York (2), Brooklyn (2), Manhattan (2), Doctor (2), Drugs (2), Train (2), Thriller (2), Police (2), Detective (2), Usa (1), Noir (1)
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The Naked City

“The Naked City is frequently heralded as a great film noir, but I frankly just don’t see it. It lacks much of moral quagmire that noir traffics in. Here the good guys (the cops) are straight-laced and completely heroic, while are bad guys have no ambiguity or nuance present in them. Film noir was a black and white populated by tortured souls who were effectively various shades of grey. Naked City cleans everything up, playing more like pro-police propaganda than anything else.

Or maybe it plays out more like a police procedural show? The road map is clearly there: begin with the murder, follow through with various suspects, and conclude with the apprehension of the murder. It’s formulaic, even for the time, with the only truly daring choice was to film in a primitive variatio” read more

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" Plot: The New York City Police investigate a woman's murder, but this is far from a routine detective story. It was filmed on the streets of New York City with the actors playing their roles along with the people and the locations of the Big Apple. Genre: Crime | Drama | Film-Noir Director: Jules Dassin Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Don Taylor, Howard Duff"


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