The Naked City

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  • Thrillers
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Despite its reputation, a rather overrated police-procedure thriller which has gained its seminal status simply by its accent on ordinariness and by its adherence to the ideal of shooting on location. In organising the hunt for a brutal murderer, Fitzgerald's detective is too winsome and hammy, Taylor's assistant merely wooden; thanks be then to Ted de Corsia as the killer, adding a touch of real nastiness and urgency to the admittedly well-constructed final chase.

Release details

Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jules Dassin
Screenwriter: Albert Maltz, Malvin Wald
Cast: Barry Fitzgerald
Howard Duff
Dorothy Hart
Don Taylor
Frank Conroy
Ted de Corsia
Enid Markey
David Opatoshu
Paul Ford
Arthur O'Connell
Mark Hellinger
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