Naked City (1958–1963)
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Bullets Cost Too Much 

A series of armed robberies made by four masked men eventually lead to a bar killing and public "second guessing" of Adam's handling of the situation. At the same time a resident doctor has... See full summary »


Buzz Kulik


Samuel Marx (as Sam Marx), Lewis Meltzer


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Burke ... Det. Adam Flint
Horace McMahon ... Lt. Michael 'Mike' Parker
Nancy Malone ... Libby Kingston
Harry Bellaver ... Det. Frank Arcaro
Dick York ... Charles Colano
Johnny Seven ... Paul Colano
Betty Field ... Mrs. Brent
Paul Hartman ... Rummy Brent
Barbara Lord ... Dee Vale
Jean Stapleton ... Mrs. Ferguson
James Caan ... Marty Feketi (as Jimmy Caan)
Albert Henderson Albert Henderson ... Bartender (as Al Henderson)
Sally Gracie Sally Gracie ... Woman Prisoner
Kenneth Konopka Kenneth Konopka ... Pedestrian
Bruce Dern ... Nicky


A series of armed robberies made by four masked men eventually lead to a bar killing and public "second guessing" of Adam's handling of the situation. At the same time a resident doctor has his brother pressure him to help treat one of the hold-up men who has been shot. Adam and the NYPD doggedly pursue the case. Written by dubchi

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Crime | Drama | Thriller





Release Date:

4 January 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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James Caan's TV debut. See more »


When Det. Arcaro chases the suspect at the hospital, his coat gets caught in the door. The coat is still seen when the car makes a turn, however later in the chase scene, the coat is not visible. See more »

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I can't understand it! He was such a good boy!
13 May 2014 | by kapelusznik18See all my reviews

***SPOILERS**** It's during a bar robbery on the lower east side that Det. Adam Flint, Paul Burke, held his fire in not wanting to jeopardizes the lives of the people there that neighborhood rummy "Rummy" Brent, Paul Hartman, tried to stop the robbery and ended getting shot dead by one of the masked robbers. With now everyone holding Det. Flint guilty , by not firing his gun, for "Rummy's" murder he goes into a deep depression in him knowing that he did the right thing but instead is being held by the public and newspapers at large as being a whimpering coward for doing it. In fact if "Rummy" stayed drunk and in his chair he wouldn't have ended up getting shot by the robbers whom he tried, drunk as a skunk, to stop!

The story gets even more interesting with Det. Flint finally firing his weapon at the fleeing crooks he hits one Ricky, Bruce Dern, in the left shoulder who's now in desperate need of serious medical attention. It's then that Ricky's fellow robbers headed by Paul Colano, Tommy "7" Seven, get in touch with his brother the doctor Charlie, Dick York, to operate on Nicky to save his life. Charlie fully knowing that it's a crime not to report a gunshot victim to the police still at his brother's urging does the best he can for Nicky, who by now is going and going fast, but his best is quite not good enough.

***SPOILERS*** In a last desperate attempt to save Nicky's life Charlie has him secretly brought to the hospital he works in to give him desperately needed plasma as well as a blood transfusion. This brings both Charlie's brother Paul and Det. Flint into the picture in Paul kidnapping the near dead Nicky from the hospital and Det. Flint and the NYPD chasing him as well as his brother Charlie in a hijacked ambulance all through the city streets. This as Nicky during all the action and excitement finally expires together with Paul and the unmanned getaway driver or wheel-man as the ambulance crashed and overturned during the car chase. With Charlie the only survivor of the farce all he can look forward to now is having his Doctor's license taken away from him as well as possibly serving time as an accomplice to the crime or crimes that his now dead, and having nothing to worry about in the world of the living, brother Paul was responsible for!

P.S Check out a very young 20 year old James or Jimmy, as he's in the credits, Caan in his acting debut as one of Paul's bar hopping & robbing crew Marty Feketi.

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