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The naked city

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Special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Frank Conroy, Ted de Corsia, House Jameson, Anne Sargent, Adelaide Klein, Grover Burgess, Tom Pedi, Enid Markey.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2007]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (96 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)


Not rated.


"'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. Influenced as much by Italian neorealism as it is by 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."--Container.


Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.

Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer ; audio commentary by Naked City screenwriter Malvin Wald ; a new video interview with NYU film professor Dana Polan ; An analysis of the film's New York locations by Celluliod Skyline author James Sanders ; footage of Jules Dassin from his 2004 appearance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; theatrical trailer.

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