NAKED CITY (1958 – 1963)

naked city

Creator: Stirling Silliphant

Cast: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burk

Naked city is a police drama it was inspired by the movie of the same name. It is a crime drama that focuses on the lives of detective at the 65th precinct. The stories was mostly on real-life crime and the human element. There are 8 million stories in Naked city here is one of them as the narrator would say at the beginning of each episode.

Based on Jules Dassin’s film of the same name Naked citywas unlike any other cop show on TV. Like the film the series was shot in New York City on location. The action is center on baby face detective Adam Flint (Burke) and his colleagues Frank under the watch of Lt. Mark Parker (McHanon). It is pack with action with the cop going after the bad guys.  I love those old series from back in the day. Every week there were stars like Jon Voight Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Walter Mathau, Jack Kluman, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, Martin Sheen and many more. I bought the best of Naked City I got 40 episodes on 10 DVDs. for a great price on line. It is an intelligently written show with great cinematography. It is shot in semi-documentary format. It was in the first season only 1/2 hour shows but later on they went  with the hour show which was making more sense. Do not miss this series it has become a classic. Thank god for DVD I found that one on the internet by pure luck.

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