266 total votes
The Naked City

The Naked City

The Naked City is a black-and-white film noir directed by Jules Dassin. Based on a story by Malvin Wald, the film depicts the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model. A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, to find the girl's killer. The movie, shot partially in documentary style, was filmed on location on the streets of New York City and features landmarks such as the Williamsburg Bridge, the Whitehall Building, and an apartment building on West 83rd Street in Manhattan as the scene of the murder. The film received two Academy Awards, one for cinematography for William H. Daniels, and ... more on Wikipedia

The Naked City is ranked on...

#46 of 172 The Best Film Noir Movies 15.1k VOTES A list of the best film noir movies. While not every film noir is on this list, the best film noir titles are here. If you b...
#37 of 64 The Best New York Movies 757 VOTES The Statue of Liberty, Times Square, crowded streets, Chinatown, multi-million dollar townhomes, Wall Street, the World Trad...
#3 of 21 The Best '40s Cop Movies 87 VOTES The best '40s cop movies can be characterized by the classic film-noir style that developed in the early 1940s. Noir films w...
#6 of 204 The Best Movies of 1948 2.6k VOTES List of the best movies of 1948, with movie trailers when available. Rock Hudson made his big screen debut in 1948 with the ...
#2 of 25 The Best Barry Fitzgerald Movies 244 VOTES List of the best Barry Fitzgerald movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Barry Fitzgerald's highes...

The Naked City is also found on...

Every Oscar Winning Film Ever Famous Movies Filmed in New York City List of Films Scored By Frank Skinner List of All Movies Released in 1948