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The Naked City (1948), directed by Jules Dassin

Read about The Naked City, directed by Jules Dassin; No. 31 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

New York movies: The Naked City (1948)

“There are 8 million stories in the naked city,” but only one Jules Dassin classic—a shot-entirely-on-location police procedural that had the chutzpah to tell its tale on Gotham’s actual crammed sidewalks. Doubling as a travelogue, this noir thriller established a new benchmark for verisimilitude; the real stars are the streets of New York themselves.—David Fear

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