Wednesday, March 6, 2013


[From the Naked City episode “A Death of Princes,” first aired October 12, 1960.]

The choice to crop makes the image starker and stranger, doesn’t it? Ernesto Caparrós gets the credit for this episode’s cinematography. The telephone exchange CI? That’s CIrcle.

Forty episodes of Naked City are now available in a ten-DVD set ($24.99 from Amazon). Elaine and I have thirty-two episodes to go.

More exchange names on screen
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse : Baby Face : Blast of Silence : Born Yesterday : The Dark Corner : Deception : Dream House : The Little Giant : The Man Who Cheated Himself : Modern Marvels : Murder, My Sweet : My Week with Marilyn : Naked City (1) : Naked City (2) : Naked City (3) : Naked City (4) : Nightmare Alley : The Public Enemy : Railroaded! : Side Street : Sweet Smell of Success : This Gun for Hire

[It is 9:37 in the Naked City.]

comments: 4

J D Lowe said...

Thanks for the tip you posted about this collection a couple of weeks ago. I ordered a set from amazon and have also just finished watching 'A Death of Princes'. It was surprisingly good. Thanks for mentioning this set. I'm looking forward to your future posts.

Michael Leddy said...

You’re welcome. I’m happy to have discovered the show too, by staying up late and seeing an episode on the Me-TV channel.

Anonymous said...

At first I thought this was the Doomsday Clock, but then I realized the time would have been "23 minutes to 2 hours 'til Midnight."

Or, just "143 minutes to Midnight."

Michael Leddy said...

“143 Minutes to Midnight”: sounds like a Naked City episode to me.