The Naked City (9/10) / by Kyle Vernier


The Naked City is essentially the 1948 version of Law and Order. It's a noir police procedural. I thought it was great. The plot was so-so. But, much of the dialog was great, funny one liners were tossed around just like an episode of Law and Order. The voice over narration claims all of the movie was shot on location but many of the interiors are clearly sets. But, there is a lot of location shooting and it is really good. Getting to see 1948 New York City in all of its gritty glory is really great. Jules Dassin directed both this and Brute Force, which I recently watched. Both movies were good but Naked City is much better. Highly recommend.