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Submit By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. How did you get your ticket? View All Photos 1. Movie Info. Attractive blonde model Jean Dexter is murdered in her apartment and homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran take on the case.

Their investigation ties the model's death to a string of apartment burglaries. Jules Dassin. Albert MaltzMalvin Wald. Mar 20, Barry Fitzgerald as Det. Dan Muldoon. Don Taylor as Jimmy Halloran. Howard Duff as Frank Niles.

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Dorothy Hart as Ruth Morrison. Ted de Corsia as Garzah. House Jameson as Dr. Anne Sargent as Mrs. Adelaide Klein as Mrs. Grover Burgess as Mr. Tom Pedi as Det. Enid Markey as Mrs. Frank Conroy as Capt. Mark Hellinger as Narrator. Walter Burke as Backalis. David Opatoshu as Ben Miller. John McQuade as Constantino. Nehemiah Persoff. Hester Sondergaard as Nurse. Paul Ford as Henry Fowler. Ralph Bunker as Dr. Curt Conway as Nick.

The Naked City "There are eight million stories in the Naked City," as the narrator immortally states at the close of this breathtakingly vivid film-and this is one of them. Master noir craftsman Jules Dassin and newspaperman-cum-producer Mark Hellinger's dazzling police procedural, The Naked City, was shot entirely on location in New nhosabsafaris.com: Lt. Dan Muldoon.

Kermit Kegley as Qualen. George Lynn as Fredericks. Arthur O'Connell as Shaeffer. Jean Adair as Little Old Lady. Nicholas Joy as McCormick.

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Virginia Mullen as Martha. Beverly Bayne as Mrs. Al Kelley as Newsboy. Celia Adler as Proprietor. Grace Coppin as Miss Livingston. Robert H. Harris as Druggist. James Gregory as Hicks. Edwin Jerome as Publisher. Amelia Romano as Shop Girl. Anthony Rivers as Ed Garzah. Bern Hoffman as Wrestler.

Elliott Sullivan as Trainer. Charles P. Thompson as Ticket Taker. Pat Collins as Freed. John Marley as Managing Editor. Russ Conway as Ambulance Doctor. Joe Kerr as Ned Harvey. William Cottrell as Bisbee. Mervin Williams as Clerk.

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John Randolph as Policeman. Cavada Humphrey as Mother. Stevie Harris as Halloran's Son. Albert H. Kelley as Newsboy. Raymond Greenleaf as City Editor. Johnny Dale as Mr. Judson Laire as Publisher.

Joyce Allen as Shop Girl. Sarah Cunningham as Nurse. Ralph Simone as Old Gentleman. Pearl Gaines as Maid. Alexander Campbell as Policeman. Harris Brown as Janitor. Carl Milletaire as Young Man.

Kathleen Freeman as Stout Girl. Lee Shumway as Patrolman. Perc Launders as Police Photographer. Earle Gilbert as Banker. Victor Zimmerman as Patrolman. David Kerman as Patrolman. George Sherwood as Patrolman. Andre D. Foster as Jeweler. Blanche Obronska as Mother. William E.

Green as Man. Marion Leeds as Nurse. They also discover that one of Jean's rings was stolen from the home of a wealthy Mrs. At Mrs. Hylton's Park Avenue apartment, the police learn that the ring actually belonged to her daughter, who, to their surprise, turns out to be Ruth.

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Learning that Ruth's engagement ring is also stolen property, and that she is engaged to Frank, Muldoon and Halloran take Ruth to Frank's apartment, where they coincidentally interrupt someone trying to murder him. The killer takes a shot at the cops and escapes down the fire escape onto the nearby elevated train. When questioned about the stolen jewelry, Frank claims that they were all presents from Jean, which reveals his true relationship with her, much to Ruth's chagrin.

Frank is then arrested for the jewel thefts, but the murder case remains open. Halloran learns that a body recovered from the East River, that of small-time burglar Peter Backalis, died within hours of the Dexter murder, and believes the two incidents are connected. Muldoon, although skeptical, lets him pursue the lead and assigns two veteran detectives on the squad to help Halloran with the legwork.

Through further methodical but tedious investigation, Halloran discovers that Backalis's accomplice on a jewelry store burglary was Willie Garzah, a former wrestler with a penchant for playing the harmonica.

Stoneman is "Henderson". At Stoneman's office, Muldoon uses Frank to trap the married physician into confessing that he fell in love with Jean, only to learn that she and Frank were using him in order to rob his society friends. Frank then confesses that Garzah killed Jean and Backalis. Halloran and Muldoon, using different approaches, have come up with the same killer.

Meanwhile, Halloran finally locates Garzah and, pretending that Backalis is in the hospital, tries to trick Garzah into accompanying him, but Garzah knowing he killed Backalis sees through the ruse. The ex-wrestler rabbit punches the rookie detective, momentarily knocking him unconscious.

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Garzah attempts to disappear in the crowded city, but as police descend upon the neighborhood, he panics and draws attention to himself when he shoots and kills a blind man's guide dog on the pedestrian walk of the Williamsburg Bridge. Garzah attempts to flee over the bridge but, as police approach from both directions, he starts climbing one of the towers and is shot and wounded.

High on the tower, Garzah refuses to surrender; gunfire is exchanged, and he is hit again and falls to his death.

As aerial and street shots of New York are shown, the narration concludes by saying "There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them. Producer Mark Hellinger, who also narrated the film, was only 44 when he died of a heart attack on December 21,after reviewing the final cut of the film at his home. Randolph, along with Paul Fordwho also had a small part, was appearing at the time on the New York stage in Command Decision.

The film was a considerable hit at the box office. Excellent sound and picture quality film classic gangster type feel classic gangster movie lots and lots and lots extras. Despite its age, the print was excellent. The story is good too. It did not disappoint. The film opens showing various people, in various situations in New York City.

The story then cuts to a young girl found dead in her bathtub, an apparent suicide. It later emerges from the coroner, that she was murdered. After arresting her boyfriend, they discover he has an alibi, so who did kill Jean Dexter?

Oct 05,   "There are eight million stories in the Naked City," as the narrator immortally states at the close of this breathtakingly vivid film-and this is one of them. Master noir craftsman Jules Dassin and newspaperman-cum-producer Mark Hellinger's dazzling police procedural, The Naked City, was shot entirely on location in New York and remains a benchmark for naturalism in noir. Nevertheless, even with Jules Dassin at the helm, Mark Hellinger is the most fascinating person connected to 'THE NAKED CITY.' When the film ends, of course the murderer gets his final comeuppance and Mark Hellinger's narration closes the film with the iconic line "There are eight million stories in the Naked City. The Naked City "There are eight million stories in the Naked City," as the narrator immortally states at the close of this breathtakingly vivid film-and this is one of them. Master noir craftsman Jules Dassin and newspaperman-cum-producer Mark Hellinger's dazzling police procedural, The Naked City, was shot entirely on location in New nhosabsafaris.com: Lt. Dan Muldoon.

This story is told in documentary style, with Mark Hellinger, the producer of the film, doing the voice overs. It was shot entirely on location in New York City, no studio shots at all.

The film won several Oscars, one for it's Cinematography. It's portrayal of New York City in the 's is brilliant.

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Unfortunately, this film has not been restored, and the print used for this blu ray transfer, has seen better days. There are minor scratches throughout the film, but this is not too obtrusive, and does not detract from watching the film. There is a fine layer of grain on the image, and again, it is not obtrusive. This is how the film would have originally been shot, and would have looked in cinemas, so is not a problem.

Jan 13,   "The Naked City" is a film about New York with a murder mystery as background, while the same director's slighter later "Night & the City" is a film about low-lives with London as /5(87). Nov 21,   The Man Who Cheated Vegas Casinos For Years And Stole Millions | Cheating Vegas S1 EP2 | Wonder - Duration: Wonder Recommended for you. Director Jules Dassin delivers a strong detective film in 'The Naked City', a film often described as noir, but which is less hardboiled than others in the genre%.

Picture Quality is good, and there are no problems with the soundtrack. This blu ray transfer is in the original ct ratio of 1.

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New York, the middle of summer. A blonde ex-model is murdered in her bathtub and detectives Muldoon [Barry Fitzgerald] and Halloran [Don Taylor] are assigned to the case. Their investigation will lead them through the entire city, from Park Avenue to the Lower East Side, culminating in a thrilling climax atop the Williamsburg Bridge.

Narrated by Mark Hellinger. Producer Mark Hellinger, who also narrated the film, died of a heart attack on December 21,after reviewing the final cut of the film at his home.

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The picture itself is just as hard-edged as its narration, and totally ground-breaking detective story shot in raw documentary style amid the bridges and concrete canyons of New York City. Nowadays, this sort of location filming is commonplace, even on network Television. But Mark Hellinger and Jules Dassin were the first filmmakers to venture into the streets of the Big Apple to shoot this stark reality film.

Director Jules Dassin shot the picture on location in New York City without benefit of studio lots or soundstages. Where they go and the people they meet are only the conduits through which we become familiar with the urban landscape. The book was a collection of photo images that showed the true-crime side of New York City. After seeing the book, Mark Hellinger began work on producing a filmic text in which the city is the main character. We then follow the six-day investigation of her death, which is led by straight-shooting Lt.

Their often mundane police work is interspersed with quick sequences about the private lives of the detectives and the day-to-day rumblings of New York City itself. The investigation will lead to a trio of men who may have wanted the woman dead, including Frank Niles [Howard Duff], a shady type who seems to be hiding something even when he spills his guts to the cops. One interesting story becomes insignificant when compared to the scope of the city.

The city itself is the most interesting character in this film; as cities often have personalities, New York is frequently credited as being the most significant.

Writers such as Baudelaire and Louis Aragon gave Paris a similar treatment. The city demands both love and hate at the same time; and it reveals all the beauty and terror that humanity is capable of within a few hundred square miles.

Mar 04,   An unrealized project of Alfred Hitchcock's was to make a movie about 24 hours in the life of a great city, probably New York. Producer Mark Hellinger enlisted director Jules Dassin to attempt a similar stunt. The result was The Naked City, a slice-of-life police procedural that served as template for the popular television series a decade later/10(K). Director Jules Dassin delivers a strong detective film in 'The Naked City', a film often described as noir, but which is less hardboiled than others in the genre%. Mar 04,   An unrealized project of Alfred Hitchcock's was to make a movie about 24 hours in the life of a great city, probably New York. Producer Mark Hellinger enlisted director Jules Dassin to attempt a similar stunt. The result was The Naked City, a slice-of-life police procedural that served as template for the popular television series a decade later/10(K).

No doubt about it, this is one great-looking black-and-white drama pack film. Film Director Jules Dassin and Cinematographer William Daniels delivered perhaps the most starkly realised film of the s. Producer Mark Hellinger intended the images to resemble tabloid newspaper photographs. But it was Jules Dassin and William Daniels who had the brilliant idea to shoot scenes with a camera that was hidden inside a van, behind a tinted window. That way, the cast could cover the sidewalks without passers-by even knowing they were taking part in the film!

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The results are a virtual time capsule of life in post-war New York City. Other NY locations include Wall Street in the Financial District; and the foyer of the old Roxy Theater, which stood on the northeast corner of 50th Street and Seventh Avenue, until it was demolished in The final cop vs killer confrontation was filmed at the Williamsburg Bridge, where the villain takes a nosedive into the East River.

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Which shows, as if you go to the stunning designed booklet, it informs us that the Blu-ray was "The High Definition Master was produced by The Criterion Collection using the best available archival materials and was made available for this release by M-G-M via Hollywood Classics.

Which means the high-definition transfer has been struck from a pre-existing master? Most well-lit close-ups look very good, while the panoramic shots of the busy streets of New York boast decent fluidity.

So all in all a great black-and-white presentation that is easy on the eye. The only slight anomaly is now and again you get this white line down the centre of the screen and at one point in the film at exactly The main audio presentation is really good, well balanced and definitely a very pleasing audio experience, especially as there is no hint of a background hiss. But there is of course only one dramatic exception to this music score is when the killer is confronted by the police.

So all in all this is a very pleasing audio experience and is a great gain for a film that was made in Blu-ray Special Features and Extras: New high definition digital transfer of the film. Original 1. Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired. In the past films of police dramas they were made to look stupid, but with this film the police are made to look as they were on the job in a professional way and working with a team spirit in trying to solve the crime of murder especially.

Malvin also informs us that the actor Barry Fitzgerald originally turned down the part of Det. Dan Muldoon as he felt he was not ideal for the part, whereas he felt Humphrey Bogart would be more ideal as the character of Det. Dan Muldoon, but eventually Malvin with a lot of arm twisting he persuaded Barry Fitzgerald he would be perfect for the part, and I am so glad he did, as he is perfect in this film.

Malvin also informs us that to really make the film work really well, and with his research on different real life crime stories in New York, decided to do a patchwork of all the crime reports he was able to read, so in that respect he was able to weave and interesting scenario, and I personally feel Malvin has done such a brilliant job, that is why the film worked so well. Malvin also telss us while researching for the film, he came into contact with a famous Detective in a Police Station in Brooklyn, and so the detective found out that Malvin was born in Brooklyn and that is why he was given cart blanch in looking at all the crime report files, but on top of that when a murder crime is reported, you always get the odd ball eccentrics turning up saying they can solve the crime, but of course they are kindly told they will get back to them, but never do, so Malvin decided to add this scene into the film with the eccentric old lady in saying she knew who killed the blonde, but of course as you will see they persuade the old lady that they will get back to her, in that way it gives the film much more realism.

At around the So all I can say is please give it a view as you will be totally enthralled by what you hear, and so much so, I have to give it a 5 star rating, which is so well deserved. Here we find Amy Taubin in some editing suite talking about her early days of the cinema in New York City, especially with Vitagraph Studios [also known as the Vitagraph Company of America], which was set up by the founders J.

Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith in in Brooklyn, but initially had an office in Manhattan at the turn of the century, but was more prevalent inwhere they eventually they set off for California for the much better weather.

But as we entered the s we had the following emerging into the limelight and they were jack Smith, Andy Warhol and Jonas Mekas, who were all at the forefront of independent filmmaking around New York and Amy feels these particular people were great at documenting all cts of New York City. But all in all this is a really fascinating special feature and Amy Taubin is equally fascinating and so informative about the history of the different film genres that has happened in New York since the initial burst in until now in the 21st Century and is well worth viewing.

Producer: Anthony Nield. Cinematography: David Mackenzie and Francesco Simeoni. There is some really annoying sound distortion from the original recording. Jules Dassin is a very funny person, and repeatedly has the audience in fits of laughter as he unfolds with lots of information about his career. Work on 'The Naked City' and 'Rififi' is covered extensively, and he talks about producer Mark Hellinger who also provided the narration throughout the film and laments his passing.

Jules Dassin also talks extensively about working for Alfred Hitchcock, also great respect for Darryl F. Listen out for the great Jack Lemmon story, which is totally hilarious, as well as very insightful and also very informative. But near the end of the talk he talks great deal of affection for his wife Melina Mercouri, and how he helped her career in the Greek Government. Despite the terrible sound problems, this was a really enjoyable viewing experience.

Special Feature: The Hollywood Ten A short documentary on the ten filmmakers blacklisted from Hollywood for their refusal to name names before the House of Un-American Activities. We get a brief look at The Hollywood Ten, a group of screenwriters and directors charged with contempt of court after challenging the House of Anti-American Activities and their controversial and self-incriminatory questions during the red scare.

With that act of defiance, they were sentenced to one year in prison simply for speaking their minds and exercising their constitutional rights as concerned citizens. This is their story, their version of the facts and their opinions. Cast: J.

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Director: John Berry. Screenplay: John Berry. Cinematography: Nicolas Hayer. Vladimir Zimakov is a Los Angeles based artist, designer and illustrator who works in a variety of techniques including linocut, silkscreen and letterpress among other traditional and digital media.

He also frequently conducts workshops and teaches college level courses in the areas of Graphic Design, Illustration and Foundation. But of course the climax of the film is the glorious chase through the busy streets of New York, all the more thrilling for the feeling of being there that the previous 75 minutes set up and the narrator Mark Hellinger is still with us all the way, informing us that the villain's desperate attempts to find one last hiding place is a failure and of course he flees into the upper levels of one of the city's bridges, and the entire skyline is suddenly on show, skyscrapers, tennis courts, rivers full of ships.

It is totally magical experience and I love this film, but at the same time it is a shame we do not get the full version Jules Dassin wanted and directed!

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