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The Naked City (4-Mar-1948)

Director: Jules Dassin

Writers: Albert Maltz; Malvin Wald

Music by: Miklos Rozsa; Frank Skinner

Producer: Mark Hellinger

Keywords: Faux Documentary, Film Noir, New York

Two homicide detectives investigate the apparent bathtub suicide of an attractive blonde in her Manhattan apartment, slowly building up a picture of what actually happened. Filmed in documentary format. Won Oscars for Best Cinematography and Best Editing; received an additional nomination for Best Story. Entered 2007 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frank Conroy
14-Oct-1890 24-Feb-1964 The Ox-Bow Incident
Ted de Corsia
29-Sep-1905 11-Apr-1973 The Enforcer
Howard Duff
24-Nov-1913 8-Jul-1990 Sam Spade on old time radio
Barry Fitzgerald
10-Mar-1888 14-Jan-1961 Going My Way


Barry Fitzgerald   ...   Dan Muldoon
Howard Duff   ...   Frank Niles
Dorothy Hart   ...   Ruth Morrison
Don Taylor   ...   Jimmy Halloran
Frank Conroy   ...   Capt. Donahue
Ted de Corsia   ...   Garzah
House Jameson   ...   Dr. Stoneman
Anne Sargent   ...   Mrs. Halloran
Adelaide Klein   ...   Mrs. Batory
Grover Burgess   ...   Mr. Batory
Tom Pedi   ...   Det. Perelli
Enid Markey   ...   Mrs. Hylton
Narrated by
Mark Hellinger   ...   Narrator


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