The Naked City Film Still

The Naked City

Jules Dassin

 
The Naked City (Criterion DVD)

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  • United States
  • 1948
  • 96 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #380

“There are eight million stories in the Naked City,” as the narrator immortally states at the close of this breathtakingly vivid film—and this is one of them. Master noir craftsman Jules Dassin and newspaperman-cum-producer Mark Hellinger’s dazzling police procedural, The Naked City, was shot entirely on location in New York. As influenced by Italian neorealism as American crime fiction, this double Academy Award winner remains a benchmark for naturalism in noir, living and breathing in the promises and perils of the Big Apple, from its lowest depths to its highest skyscrapers

Cast

Lt. Dan Muldoon Barry Fitzgerald
Frank Niles Howard Duff
Ruth Morrison Dorothy Hart
Jimmy HalloranDon Taylor
Capt. Donahue Frank Conroy
Willie Garzah Ted de Corsia
Dr. Stoneman House Jameson
Mrs. HalloranAnne Sargent

Credits

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by screenwriter Malvin Wald
  • An analysis of the film’s New York locations by Celluloid Skyline author James Sanders
  • A new video interview with NYU film professor Dana Polan
  • Footage of Jules Dassin from his 2004 appearance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Stills gallery
  • PLUS: A new essay by Luc Sante and production notes from producer Mark Hellinger to Dassin

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

The Naked City: New York Plays Itself

By Luc SanteMarch 19, 2007

In 1945 Arthur Fellig, known as Weegee, a canny and gifted tabloid newspaper photographer, did . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

New York, New York

December 25, 2008


On Five

Jules Dassin, 1911–2008

By Issa ClubbApril 01, 2008

As a generation of artists passes, the deaths often seem to come eerily close together, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

The Naked City: New York Plays Itself

By Luc SanteMarch 19, 2007

In 1945 Arthur Fellig, known as Weegee, a canny and gifted tabloid newspaper photographer, did . . . Read more »