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Title Naked City [videorecording] / Universal Pictures Company ; produced by Mark Hellinger ; story by Malvin Wald ; screenplay by Albert Maltz and Malvin Wald ; directed by Jules Dassin.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Criterion Collection ; Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
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 PAS Hastings Branch DVD    NAK    Available
Description 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 p. : ill. ; 18 cm)
Series The Criterion Collection ; 380
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 380.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
Booklet: a new essay by Luc Sante and production notes from producer Mark Hellinger to Dassin.
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 "Celluloid Skyline" author James Sanders; footage of Jules Dassin from his 2004 appearance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; theatrical trailer; stills gallery; booklet.
Credits Cinematography, William Daniels ; editor, Paul Weatherwax ; art director, John F. DeCuir ; original music, Miklós Rózsa, Frank Skinner.
Cast 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.
Summary Jean Dexter is an attractive blonde model who is murdered in her New York City apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran investigate. Suspicion falls on various shifty people who all prove to have some connection with a string of apartment burglaries. Then a burglar is found dead who once had an elusive partner named Willie.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Closed-captioned.
Awards Academy Awards (1949): Oscar - Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (William H. Daniels) ; Best Film Editing (Paul Weatherwax)
Subject Murder victims -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Detectives -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Criminal investigation -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Apartment dwellers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Burglars -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama
Genre/Form Detective and mystery films
Film noir
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Criterion collection
Added Author Hellinger, Mark, 1903-1947
Wald, Malvin
Maltz, Albert, 1908-1985
Dassin, Jules, 1911-2008
Fitzgerald, Barry, 1888-1961
Duff, Howard
Hart, Dorothy, 1922-2004
Taylor, Don, 1920-1998
Conroy, Frank, 1890-1964
De Corsia, Ted.
Jameson, House
Sargent, Anne
Klein, Adelaide, 1901-1983.
Burgess, Grover, 1892?-1948
Pedi, Tom, 1913-1996-
Markey, Enid, 1890-1981
Daniels, William H. (William Hunter), 1956-
Weatherwax, Paul
Universal Pictures Company
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Note Container title: Jules Dassin's The naked city
ISBN 1934121312
Standard No. 715515022927
Music No. CC1687D Criterion Collection

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