The Naked City

Jenny höxter, blonde mannequin, is murdered in his apartment. Investigators Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran go to the city and looking for the killer, showing us a naked, vicious and dangerous new York.

  • Jules Dassin

Release Date: 1948-03-04
IMDb icon 7.6/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
Cherish Cooperstein
06 September 2010 | 01:15

In the story of this movie (not)intricate detective story included at least that it was almost not the first Hollywood film (to say that all the first is not resolved), filmed not in the halls and on the streets of new York. Banal police investigation used Dassin in as a platform for a small revolution in the history of cinema. Film Noir itself is on one of the European genres in Hollywood history, good main role in its creation was made by immigrants of Europe, who fled from the Hitler regime. The German and French tradition of mingling with the genre thinking of the Hollywood establishment gave in the output of one of the most remarkable phenomena in the history of cinema. And the Naked city — a significant milestone in her. All interested and sympathetic recommended.

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Katalin Danforth
16 February 2012 | 12:02

The film with original this day called "the Naked city" can not be called a Noir film in the classic sense of the word. Although, on first glance, all the constituent parts that define the genre are present and are their places. It and the VoiceOver that accompanies the narrative, and big city-maze, showing the "nullity" of one man in the scale of a large anthill, called new York.

Main the distinctive feature of providing an opportunity for the judge in the film slightly different from the film Noir direction is brought in by Director Jules Dassin elements of neo-realism, which helped to bring the film to the realities of life at that time. The original incorrect thoughts about the triviality of the tale of a hackneyed theme with the investigation of the murder are replaced by the opposite on the process of disclosure of new story details. In part, this change contributes to the camera work, for which William H. Daniels has earned the award "Oscar" ("For best cinematography"). By bringing in as a set, streets of the "concrete jungle" (to shoot the city without knowing the passers-by used vans, equipped with only transparent with one side glass — the innovation that era), Dassin made up of the effect of pseudodocumentaries. And illustrating the personal life of the detectives, another one innovation of the time, with brief inserts of the city life around them, combined with the above "natural" scenery is almost forced to believe in the veracity of events. "Almost", because like a good whiskey can be ruined by water and natural events to bring to not because of the performers is a minor role whose the game causes confusion, mixed with an ironic smile. However for such a seemingly important disadvantage of not can blind us to an excellent visualization of the city at night or that have become classic in the genre, a chase scene across the Williamsburg bridge.

At such moments, to understand the reasons that prompted to make a picture in the national registry of films not difficult. After all, in the naked city eight million stories. And this is one of them...

Ailsun Brendan
30 April 2016 | 08:11

After seven years work on movie-monster "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer" directed by Jules Dassin yearned for the freedom of creativity. He did not renew the contract, returned from Los Angeles new York to praise him a concrete jungle in the first police film was shot in the patterns of neo-realism.

If you go very strictly, "the Naked city" Noir can be called only with great reserve. There are no suffocating atmosphere of doom, fatal blondes and cool losers. Rather, it is a piece of the succession of generations in the police Department of new York.

An experienced detective Dan Muldoon and his young partner, Jimmy Halloran investigate the case of killing beauty-fashion models. Dan — a subtle psychologist, Jimmy — worn town looking to thought partner. Because of this, we see a kaleidoscope of characters new Yorkers of that time: the naive girl, crafty girl, a pathological liar, a crazy old woman, the eternal victim. Actor Barry Fitzgerald is spicing up the story a nice sense of humor, Howard Duff — the dynamics of youth, Dorothy HART — beauty.

But, the main plus of the film is ability to travel the real city streets: Williamsburg bridge, Whitehall, 83rd street, Manhattan. Like Italian neorealists, Jules Dassin worked directly on the pavement, filming ordinary people of the streets. He wanted to show the audience that the "naked city" new York. And is it cameraman William Daniels did.

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Who is the director of the movie The Naked City?
This tv-show was directed by Jules Dassin.
What is the genre of The Naked City?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Best Film-Noir Movies.
Who starred in The Naked City?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Frank Conroy.
What is The Naked City IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.6.
When was The Naked City released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1948-03-04.