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The Naked City

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • "There are eight million stories in the Naked City; this has been one of them." -- Narrator (Mark Hellinger). "This is the city as it is. The children at play, the buildings in their naked stone." -- Narrator (Mark Hellinger). "A lamb led to slaughter, an idiot robbed of self-respect." -- Doctor, describing himself. "It's one o'clock on a hot summer night and this is the face of New York when it's asleep, or as near asleep as it ever is... Every murder turns on a bright hot light, and a lot of people, innocent or not, have to walk out of shadows to stand investigation." -- Narrator (Mark Hellinger). "I told her -- I knew she'd turn out no good -- I hate her. So clever she was -- even had to change her name." -- Mother describing her daughter's corpse. "This time yesterday she was just another pretty girl. Today she's the marmalade on ten thousand pieces of toast." -- Narrator (Mark Hellinger), describing dead girl. "Lady, ever see a man looks like this?" -- Detective to witness. "Every high class jeweller in town? Oh, my poor feet!" "Be glad you're not a horseback cop." -- Halloran (Don Taylor) and Lieutenant Dan Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald). "I have been thirty-eight years on the force, but in a lifetime of investigation you are probably the biggest and most willing liar I have ever met." -- Lieutenant Dan Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) to Frank Niles (Howard Duff).

    Academy Awards Best Film Editing 1948
    Academy Awards Best Cinematography 1948 William Daniels Famous Cinematographer

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CC1687

  • Credits
    Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Ted De Corsia, Ted DeCorsia, House Jameson, Tom Pedi, Enid Markey
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Glossily hard-boiled....Local color tends toward the lurid shades..." -- Rating: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Still fun to watch and also a great cross-reference for HEAT..."
    USA Today

    "Realistic, reluctant to sensationalize, it captures the city's hustle and bustle, tracking a murder investigation with detail and humour."
    Total Film

    "A marvelous time capsule of bustling New York just before newfangled TV began keeping folks indoors."
    USA Today

    "THE NAKED CITY wears its neo-neo realism on its sleeve..."
    Sight and Sound

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