The Naked City Movie Review 1948

Information and Film Reviews for The Naked City the Movie

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Film noir classic makes spectacular use of its NYC locations. Beautiful playgirl is murdered and police detectives Fitzgerald and Taylor are left without clues. They spend most of their time running down weak leads and interviewing various suspects and witnesses. When they finally get a break, it leads to playboy Duff. Spectacular ending on the Brooklyn Bridge between cops and killer. Producer Hellinger provided the hard-boiled narration, patterned after the tabloid newspaper stories he once wrote. Served as the impetus for the TV show of the same name, where Hellinger's film postscript also became the show's noted tagline: "There are eight million stories in the naked city, this has been one of them."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Film Noir, Hit Men/Women, Cops, Docudrama, New York, New York
Albert (John B. Sherry) Maltz
Barry Fitzgerald, Don Taylor, Howard Duff, Ted de Corsia, Dorothy Hart
William H. Daniels
Jules Dassin
Miklos Rozsa
Mark Hellinger
Mark Hellinger, Mark Huffam


Oscars 1948: B&W Cinematog., Film Editing.

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