The Naked City Poster

Release Date: March 4th, 1948

DVD Release Date: June 29th, 1999

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
After a former model is drowned in her bathtub, Detective James Halloran (Don Taylor) and Lieutenant Dan Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) attempt to piece together her murder. A friend of the victim mentions "Mr. Henderson," and the police also find the actions of Frank Niles (Howard Duff) peculiar. As Muldoon and Halloran start to fill in the details of the victim's past, they find that she had a lively social life, filled with many suitors, and the mystery becomes even more complex.

Cast: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Frank Conroy, Ted de Corsia, House Jameson, Anne Sargent

Director: Jules Dassin

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Hellinger Productions, Universal International Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures, Image Entertainment Inc., The Roan Group

Keywords: Suspenseful, Mystery, Murder, 1940s, Creative, Engaging, New York City, Pursuit, Police station, Dark


Nominated Writing (Motion Picture Story)
Nominated Film From Any Source
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1948)
Winner Film Editing
Winner Cinematography (Black-and-White)