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The Naked City

Venice Classics

Director:
Jules Dassin
Production:
Mark Hellinger Productions
Running Time:
96’
Language:
English
Country:
USA
Year:
1948
Main Cast:
Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Frank Conroy, Ted de Corsia, House Jameson
Screenplay:
Albert Maltz, Malvin Wald
Cinematographer:
William H. Daniels
Editor:
Paul Weatherwax
Production Designer:
John DeCuir
Costume Designer:
Joy Thorpe, Grace Houston
Music:
Miklós Rózsa, Frank Skinner
Sound:
Leslie I. Carey, Vernon W. Kramer
Restoration:
TLEFilms - Film Restoration & Preservation Services

Synopsis

“There are eight million stories in the Naked City – as the narrator immortally states in this breathtakingly vivid film – “and this is one of them.” In New York City, an attractive blonde model, Jean Dexter, is found murdered in the bathtub of her apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran take on the case. Their investigation ties the model’s death to a bizarre string of apartment burglaries, and with the help of other beat cops and detectives, they set out to find the girl’s killer. But as Muldoon and Halloran start to fill in the details of the victim’s past, they discover that her lively social life and many suitors make the mystery even more complex... Master noir craftsman Jules Dassin and newspaperman-turned-producer Mark Hellinger united to make the first studio film ever shot entirely on location in New York. Equally 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.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Master Licensing, Inc.
1125 East Broadway
91205, Glendale - United States
Tel. +1 415 7237599
contact@masterlicensinginc.com
http://www.masterlicensinginc.com

PRODUCTION 2: Brook Productions
42 Rue De Maubeuge
75009, Paris - France
Tel. +33 (0)1 43487611
contact@simonbrook.com
http://www.brookproductions.fr

PRODUCTION WHEN THE FILM WAS MADE: Mark Hellinger Productions

WORLD SALES: Nick Varley - Park Circus Film Company Ltd
27 Beak Street
W1F 9RU, London - United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)207 7348595
info@parkcircus.com

PRESS OFFICE: Kate Timperley - Park Circus Group
27 Beak Street
W1F 9RU, London - United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)7585 005428
kate.timperley@parkcircus.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parkcircusfilms


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