The Naked City (1948) DVD9 Criterion Collection
Veteran detective Lt. Dan Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) is working with a younger and unmotivated assistant, Detective James Halloran (Don Taylor), on the mysterious murder of a beautiful young, sexually promiscuous, morally dubious, model who was knocked unconscious and drowned in her Manhattan apartment bathtub, and her jewelry was also stolen. The two detectives go through the usual police procedures of tracking down clues and turn up no substantial leads. But Muldoon proves to be a crafty detective and with the help of others in the department narrows the search for the killer down to two suspects...

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:36:02 | 7.44 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Director: Jules Dassin
Cast: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor, Frank Conroy, Ted de Corsia
Country: USA

• Audio commentary by screenwriter Malvin Wald
• An analysis of the film’s New York locations by Celluloid Skyline author James Sanders (26:03)
• Interview with NYU film professor Dana Polan (28:08)
• Footage of Jules Dassin from his 2004 appearance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (40:38)
• Stills gallery

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