The Naked City
Director: Jules Dassin Run Time: 96 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1948
Starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Don Taylor, Dorothy Hart, Howard Duff, Ted de Corsia
Introduction by Film Noir Foundation’s Foster Hirsch!
This landmark crime movie, producer Mark Hellinger’s hardboiled tribute to his beloved Big Apple, peels away all the stylistic melodramatics of noir to present Hollywood’s first true policier. Scrupulously researched writing by Malvin Wald and vivid location photography by William Daniels (an Oscar winner) combined to make this one of the most influential Hollywood films of all time, the template for thousands of cop shows to come. Brattle Debut!
Double Feature with CRY OF THE CITY