Saturday, May 24, 2014

Classic TV: Naked City (1958)

"There are eight million stories in the Naked City."
                                                                           ----tagline to Naked City.

10 years after the feature film of the same name, Naked City became a TV show, airing on ABC for a total of four seasons. However, it almost didn't happen.

Originally, the show was titled The Naked City, a half-hour crime drama, with executive producer Herbert B. Leonard as narrator. It didn't work out so well, and the series was cancelled. However, after a year away, Naked City returned as a 1 hour show, and ran for three seasons.

Following is the episode, "The Highest of Prizes":

Currently, Me-TV has the series airing as part of its Sunday late-night block, with seemingly no confidence in moving it to an earlier time.

Rating: B.

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