Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Naked City

The Naked City is a 1948 film noir directed by Jules Dassin and starring Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Don Taylor and Walter Burke.

via Internet Archive:

There are 8 million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
There is a Criterion edition of this film. The New York Times calls it "a rambling, romantic picture-story". Films de France says,
The Naked City is one of the groundbreaking films made in the late 1940s which redefined the American crime drama and laid the groundwork for the police procedurals that would come to dominate television and cinema in subsequent decades.

DVDTalk begins with this:
Film Noir historians reserve a special place in their hearts for Mark Hellinger and Jules Dassin's The Naked City, a highly influential crime thriller filmed almost entirely in the streets of New York City.

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