A woman is found dead in her bed by her cleaning lady which appears to be a suicide until the New York City police detectives take over the case and work it like a homicide. The venerable Irish actor Barry Fitzgerald is lead Detective Lt. Daniel Muldoon who needs all his wits about him as well as the assistance of all of his detectives to crack this case. There are a number of suspects with motives to investigate and in a semi-documentary style the audience is fed clues gradually as we follow behind the hard working detectives as they interview the cast of suspects. A key suspect is a playboy hustler named Frank Niles who is played by a very young and good looking Howard Duff in his second movie role. This is a film genre that has been lost (more likely extinct) to todays movie goers due in most part to film content and story line taking a back seat to today's Super Hero and Action films that are filled more with CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) than with an intriguing story line. Ten years after the 1948 film release of The Naked City the television producers over at ABC made a brilliant move and were successful in running 138 epsiodes over the next four (4) seasons. Even seventy (70) years later I still enjoyed watching this classic 1948 crime film classic . I give the film a solid 8 out of 10 rating/
The Naked City
The Naked City
Two New York City detectives investigate the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder.
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April 11, 2019