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Jules Dassin

The Naked City

96' - 1948 - Crime, Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Jules Dassin Composer: Miklós Rózsa With: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Ted De Corsia
Lieutenant Dan Muldoon and his aide investigate a murder in New York city. The banal plot of this crime thriller is merely an excuse for a semidocumentary portrait of the life of ordinary people in a major city. It continued the approach of such films as "Brute Force", was shot largely on location in New York, and used a hidden camera in many sequences to capture a candid, real, and unadorned view of the bared face of a city. Although universal re-edited the film without his consent, this is one of Dassin's best films. The film ends with "There are eight million stories in the naked city: this has been one of them." - a tag made famous by the TV series of the same name produced twelve years later.

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Jules Dassin


Miklós Rózsa


Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Ted De Corsia


Albert Maltz, Malvin Wald

Director of Photography

William Daniels


Paul Weatherwax


Mark Hellinger

Production studios

Universal Pictures USA

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

The Naked City (Malvin Wald)



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