The cases of the N.Y.P.D.'s 65th Precinct.
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Harry Bellaver ...  Det. Frank Arcaro / ... 136 episodes, 1958-1963
Horace McMahon ...  Lt. Mike Parker / ... 112 episodes, 1958-1963
Paul Burke ...  Det. Adam Flint 99 episodes, 1960-1963
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Storyline

A crime drama that focused on the lives of the detectives of New York's 65th Precinct. The emphasis in the stories was mostly on real-life crime and the human element. Season one stars were Lt. Dan Muldoon and Det. Jim Halloran; seasons 2-4 stars were Det. Adam Flint and Lt. Mike Parker. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gnadenlose Stadt See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1958-1959) (39 episodes) | (1960-1963) (99 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Numerous stars made their first major television appearances on this show, including Sandy Dennis, Peter Fonda, Dustin Hoffman, James Caan, Jon Voight, and Robert Duvall. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[first season only]
Narrator: Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to see "The Naked City." I'm Bert Leonard, the producer. This story was not photographed in a studio. Quite the contrary. The actors played out their roles in the streets and the buildings of New York itself.
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Crazy Credits

On some season 2 (1960-61) episodes, the main guest star was listed before the show's regulars in the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Remembers Dustin Hoffman (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Somewhere in the Night
(Seasons 2 and 3)
by Billy May and Milton Raskin
Colgems-EMI Music, Incorporated (ASCAP)
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One of the best police dramas in television history
18 May 2004 | by JAtheDJSee all my reviews

Naked City is an anthology series. Its stories are realistic and filled with compassion, pathos and immense human interest. The characters honestly portray the ambitions and emotions of people, rich and poor, living in New York.

The city is as much the star of the show as the actors. Filmed in black and white on location, the show visually captures the New York cityscape in the early 1960's, before the major building boom began.

The excellent cinematography, the forthright performances of the cast and guest performers, and the first-rate writing and direction make Naked City a gem to watch.


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