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The Naked City

After a former model is drowned in her bathtub, Detective James Halloran (Don Taylor) and Lieutenant Dan Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) attempt to piece together her murder. A friend of the victim mentions "Mr. Henderson," and the police also find the actions of Frank Niles (Howard Duff) peculiar. As Muldoon and Halloran start to fill in the details of the victim's past, they find that she had a lively social life, filled with many suitors, and the mystery becomes even more complex.

Release Date

March 4, 1948

Running Time

96 minutes

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Barry Fitzgerald

Barry Fitzgerald

Howard Duff

Howard Duff

Dorothy Hart

Dorothy Hart

Don Taylor

Don Taylor


Director Jules Dassin

Screenplay Albert Maltz, Malvin Wald

Producer Mark Hellinger

Cinematography William H. Daniels

Editing Paul Weatherwax

Music Miklós Rózsa, Frank Skinner

Distributor Paramount Pictures

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