The Naked City Overview:

The Naked City (1948) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Jules Dassin and produced by Mark Hellinger and Jules Buck.

The Naked City was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2007.

Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyWilliam DanielsWon
Best Film EditingPaul WeatherwaxWon
Best WritingMalvin WaldNominated

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Give Noir a Chance: The Naked City (1948)

By shadowsandsatin on Mar 20, 2023 From Shadows and Satin

I?ve had an idea for a new blog series for quite some time now, and I thought that today was a perfect day for my first entry. Over the decades, I?ve seen innumerable noirs ? some that I frankly don?t even remember, many that I?ve loved, and a few that left me cold despite their acclaim from critics... Read full article

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: The Naked City (1948)

By Carol Martinheira on Mar 12, 2022 From The Old Hollywood Garden

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: The Naked City (1948) On March 12, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Ahh, the Screenplay Oscars. Has there ever been a more confusing Academy Award category? Starting with the very first ceremony in 1929, they have had many iterations, names an... Read full article

The Naked City (1948): One Out of Eight Million Stories

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 23, 2019 From 4 Star Films

The Naked City begins inauspiciously enough with a flyover of New York and an introduction by producer Mark Hellinger. It seems like we’ve seen this countless times before. It’s almost like a stock image. And yet in the case of this picture, it was really one of the forerunners of a move... Read full article

The Naked City (1948)

By Carol Martinheira on Aug 3, 2016 From The Old Hollywood Garden

The Naked City (1948) On August 3, 2016August 3, 2016 By CarolIn Uncategorized ?Jean Dexter is dead. The answer must be somewhere down there.?, says our narrator, the film?s producer, Mark Hellinger. And he?s right. Down there, on the all too familiar streets of New Yo... Read full article

The Naked City (1948)

By Beatrice on Apr 3, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Naked City Directed by Jules Dassin Written by Albert Maltz and Malvin Wald 1948/USA Hellinger Productions/Universal International Pictures Repeat viewing/Netflix rental This film was ground-breaking in several ways. ?Seventy years of the same tropes appearing on prime-time TV makes it seem... Read full article

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Quotes from

Willie Garza: Thought you were off the liquor. Liquor is bad. Weakens your character. How can a man like me trust a liar like you? I can't.

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Facts about

Had a sneak preview at the Loyola Theatre in Los Angeles on December 17, 1947.
Film debut of John Randolph.
The basic plot of the film was the basis of a case players can solve in the video game, L.A. Noire, released on May 17, 2011 by Rockstar Games. In the game, the story is moved to 1940's Los Angeles.
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